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News and events
Thursday, April 1, 2021

The aim of the conference is to connect different stakeholders from industry, academia design studios, brand owners and all involved in the packaging life cycle. Main goals are to share knowledge, good practices, ideas and to make new connections in the transformation from linear to circular packaging supply chains and business models.


With interesting presentations, real life case studies from companies and masterclasses from experts, we expect to create new partnerships and value chains between and among academia and industry stakeholders. Also hands- on workshop will be organized based on the method developed from the Ellen McArthur Foundations.

More info coming soon!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Plastic gears conference aims to bring together theorists, experimentalists and industrialists in the field of polymer gears research as well as applications. The conference will be held from 17th to 18th June 2021 at the Faculty of Polymer Technology (FTPO) in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia. We hope to provide a venue for discussions between scientists and engineers from academia and industry, bridging fundamental and applied aspects of the polymeric gears.

Due to the unfortunate Covid-19 situation, the conference will be organised as a hybrid conference, online and onsite.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

As part of the Start Circles project, an international virtual conference was held on 3 February 2021, at which the existing R&D competencies in the field of the circular economy were presented, with an emphasis on plastic and wood materials in Slovenia and Austria. Examples of good innovation practices in Slovenian and Austrian companies as a result of cooperation with research organizations were presented. A representative of Tiko Pro company presented the upcoming possibilities for obtaining EU funds for the introduction of circular solutions in companies. According to Tiko Pro, cooperation with research institutions is crucial for successful EU projects applications. At the round table, moderated by dr. Aleš Ugovšek, representatives of research organizations and companies presented their views on circularity. The event was held in three languages (slo, nem, ang), with simultaneous translation.

Lecturers' presentations are available via the links in the Agenda.

Event recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jTP4DvL2CQ

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

As part of the Polymetal project, we invite you to online workshop "Thermally Conductive Materials & Testing of Thermal Conductivity", which will focus on the question which materials with very high thermal conductivity are already available on the market, in which application areas they can be applied and which new developments are being targeted.

More information at: http://www.polyregion.org/events/

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Cross-border conference will present existing R&D competences in the field of circular economy with the emphasis on plastic and wood materials. The aim of the conference is to present Circular economy challenges in Austrian and Slovenian wood and plastics sector, to show some good cases of collaboration among companies and research institutions and to point out upcoming funding opportunities in EU. There will also be an interactive group discussion on circular economy with representative of industry, companies and research institutions on collaboration on circular economy. 

Kindly invited to online free conference where experts from field of sustainable planning will show you how to connect in order to succeed in circular projects in the plastic and wood sector.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Sewage sludge occurs in wastewater treatment process, regardles the wastewater technology applied. It presents up to 40% of wastewater treatment costs and therefore impacts every household water bill.

Sludge drying reed beds are a natural technology for sludge mineralisation, dewatering and stabilisation. The main benefits of the technology is its' low energy consumption and low operating costs. The technology is GHG emission-free. The case was contributed by LIMNOS Ltd.

The material obtained is humus, but in case of heavy metal containment, the material can be recycled for bioplastics.

Within the project the partner Faculty of polymer technology developed a biocomposite with recycled polypylen as matrix material and characterized it to see whether it could be used for parts for the water treatment process and with this close the waste circle.

For the compatibilization of humus into thermoplastic matrix the recycled polypropylene was chosen. To achive good distribution of humus inside the composite and also to prevent thermal and oxidative degradation lubricant, antioxidant and compatibilizer were added. Tests were done with addition of 15 wt.% and 30 wt.% of humus into the composite. The stiffness rise for 2 % and 13 %, the strength decreases for 15 % and 21 %, also the elongation at break decreases for 79 % and 87 % for the composites with 15 wt.% and 30 wt.% of humus respectively.

The sewage sludge can be used as filler for thermoplastic matrix for the static loaded parts with low deformation or low load. 

Friday, September 11, 2020

On Thursday,  24th and Friday 25th September, 2020, the Faculty of Polymer Technology is hosting an international conference MultiComp, the final meeting within the COST campaign CA15107 - Multi-Functional Nano-Carbon Composite Materials Network (MultiComp).  

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Online Workshop "Thermally Conductive Materials"

The focus of the online workshop will be to show new ways to master challenges in heat dissipation of systems in various fields of application, also with polymer solutions and to exchange experiences between experts and participants in the discussion following the presentations. In addition, a short insight will be shown into what else is possible in the lighting sector besides thermally conductive polymers to achieve certain effects (transparent, diffuse and reflective white).

 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Our next Polymer Evening will take place on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 at 6.30 pm. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Beiß, Head of Innovation BU Plastic Systems, Bielomatik Leuze GmbH + Co. KG, Germany, will present the topic "Process selection for plastic welding".

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

FTPO in cooperation with Pulp and Paper Institute, Ljubljana presents 1. International Circular Packaging Conference. The conference will be held from 26. to 27. September 2019 in Ljubljana. One of the members of the Scientific committee is our Acting Dean, izr. prof. dr. Miroslav Huskić.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The Diploma awards ceremony of the higher education and masters study program at the Faculty of Technology of Polymers will take place on Friday, 17 May 2019, at 11.00, in the concert hall of the Music school Slovenj Gradec, Cankarjeva ulica 5, Slovenj Gradec.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in the computer room of FTPO, Matjaž Podgoršek, univ. dipl. inž. str., successfully finished his habilitation process with a Probationaly Public Lecture  titled “3D modeliranje gravurnih oblik v orodju za injekcijsko brizganje termoplastov” for election to the title of university teacher - lecturer for the field of Technology and construction.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The date, 14th of February 2019, has become a major milestone for the Faculty of Polymer Technology. At 9 a.m. in the FTPO's meeting room, was held a festive event signing a memorandum of understanding for leasing a new laboratory between representatives of FTPO and representatives of a company NIG nadzor, inženiring in gradbeništvo d.o.o..

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

On 21st of January 2019 Silvester Bolka conducted all day schooling for Lehmann & Voss & Co. KG at the company headquarters in Hamburg. Training  was titled "Training for Thermal Analysis in Practice".

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The 1. International Conference "Nano4Circularity - Opportunities in the circular economy” was held under the auspices of the “Institute for Environmental Protection and Sensors” and the “Stajerska Gospodarska Zbornica (Styrian Chamber of Commerce)” at Hotel Maribor in Maribor.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018, Mag. Maja Turičnik, successfully finished her habilitation process with a public lecture titled “”The Third Group of the Periodic Table of the Elements”.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

On Monday, November 12, 2018, Dr. mont. Andreas Hausberger held his public inaugural lecture titled “Method development of tribological test systems for polymers”.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

In the context of the Interreg Slovenia - Austria project  “Polymetal” we cordially invite you to the conference "Look and feel of metals, but design flexibility of plastics: New aspects of polymers and metal-polymer composites", which will take place on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Faculty of Polymers Technology in Slovenj Gradec.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Our next Polymer Evening will take place on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 6.30 pm. Marc Kreidler from the leading injection moulding machine manufacturer Arburg will present the topic "Efficiency 4.0 - Digitalisation for Higher Production Efficiency".

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Since September 1st, 2018, Dr. Gregor Kraft is reinforcing FTPO’s research team. Dr. Kraft studied chemical engineering in Mannheim (Germany) and chemistry at the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany).

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2nd Circular Packaging Conference, 9. - 10. September 2021

The aim of the conference is to connect different stakeholders from industry, academia design studios, brand owners and all involved in the packaging life cycle. Main goals are to share knowledge, good practices, ideas and to make new connections in the transformation from linear to circular packaging supply chains and business models.


With interesting presentations, real life case studies from companies and masterclasses from experts, we expect to create new partnerships and value chains between and among academia and industry stakeholders. Also hands- on workshop will be organized based on the method developed from the Ellen McArthur Foundations.

More info coming soon!

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