Plastic Engineering Day takes place on October 24 at DTU’s Oticon Hall in Lyngby. It is the key event for engineering students interested in career opportunities and the newest innovations in the plastics industry. The event will feature company presentations and a mini career fair, and the PROJECT PLASTIC winners will be chosen.
Plastic Engineering Day is a collaboration between the Danish Plastics Federation (Plastindustrien) and the technical universities in Denmark. This year it will take place at DTU in Lyngby, Copenhagen. It offers exciting presentations from various Danish companies with examples of plastic materials, new innovations and their impact.
In addition to the presentations, a wide range of companies will be gathered in a mini career fair. You will have the chance to meet with the companies and discuss career opportunities and plastic materials.
Doors open. Networking
Doors close. Lunch is served.
Danfoss Cooling: 3D print for production – how to make parts that last
3D printing is becoming a viable manufacturing method for end components. Saeed will introduce how this is done at Danfoss and how to ensure that quality is met for additively manufactured parts to be used in consumer products.
Saed D, Farahini, Additive Design & Manufacturing Sr. Specialist, Ph.D.
AutoDesk: Digital tools for design and simulation of plastic parts. Learn from the best
The design of plastic parts and the accompanying manufacturing tooling is done using specialized CAD and CAE tools. Experience a digital design specialist demonstrate the power of these tools and how easy plastic parts can be designed and simulated.
Thorbjörn Jansson and Mohsen Hessami from NTI AB (NTI represents AutoDesk in Scandinavia)
SolarSack: How to start your own business in the plastic industry – do’s and dont’s
SolarSack is a startup on a mission to provide safe drinking water to some of the 2 billion people that lacks access to clean water. Listen to Alexander Løches compelling story of going from an engineering master thesis to a startup.
Alexander Løcke, engineer and founder of SolarSack, Danish start-up company
BREAK – networking with companies
Fiberline Composites: World-class, lightweight composites for bridges, blades and wind turbines
Advanced composite materials like those manufactured at Fiberline Composites are used more and more extensively due to their impressive properties. Discover more about the uses of composites and the manufacturing process and hear an engineering career story
Klaus Folkmann, Technical Solution Manager
BASF: Get the latest polymer trends and knowledge about biopolymers
Polymers are chemistry and BASF is the largest chemical producer in the world. Learn more about the amazing developments going on within such diverse fields as biopolymers, ie. biobased and biodegradable polymers and chemical recycling of used polymers.
Hanna Løyche, Head of Public Affairs & Communications, BASF Nordic/ Baltic Region
LEGO Group: An R&D perspective on becoming sustainable by 2030
The LEGO Group has an ambition to becoming sustainable on products and packaging by 2030. From a Research and Development point of view this quest involves a number of different engineering disciplines. Get an insight into how complex the transformation from a 40 year old polymer into something new can be.
Jesper Kjærsgaard Christensen, Director Moulding Technology, Bachelor Mech. Engineer.
BREAK – networking with companies
The five PROJECT PLASTIC nominees pitch their projects
BREAK – drinks are served!
And the winners of PROJECT PLASTIC are…
Thank you for coming – time to network
Sign up as a student
If you are an engineering student and have an interest in the plastics industry, Plastic Engineering Day is for you.
If you need to travel far, we will arrange for your transportation. Make sure to register (see form below).
Sign up as a company
If you are a company and want to take part in the career fair, you can book a stand – free of charge – and share information on/ display at least one of the following:
- tell about your company and the products
- display materials and their applications as a raw material supplier
- tell about career opportunities in you company
- tell about internship- or collaboration possibilities in your company
Stands are first and foremost reserved members of the Danish Plastics Federation.
Sign up through the form below. Make sure that each individual signs up separately.
You can see photos from last year’s Plastic Engineering day below – and watch a video from last years conference here.
The winners of PROJECT PLASTIC 2019
On Plastic Engineering Day, we will elect the winners PROJECT PLASTIC, our talent competition for engineering students. The competition honors talented young people who, as a part of their engineering studies, have lead the way and shown how we can use plastic materials to create innovative solutions.
The students behind five pre-nominated projects will pitch their ideas to an expert panel. In collaboration with the participants, the panel will select the final winners.
The winner will be rewarded with 25 000 DKK, and the second and third runner up will receive respectively 10 000 and 5000 DKK. You still have the chance to subscribe your project and win.