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The History of the Association at a Glance

1999 Foundation of the association IRIS e.V. as an initiative of the Ilmkreis and the administrative district Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, the industry, of educational institutions, associations and the research
Original key contents: Information and communication, science and technology, economy, education and job market, management and infrastructure, tourism, culture and spare time & regional orientation, no branch specifity
2002 Conveyor project STIFT "Innovative materials" & focus on plastics at IRIS e.V. and Thuringia-wide opening of the cluster
Election of a new board of directors and decision of the general meeting for the orientation on polymeric function- and construction materials
2004 Decision of the general meeting to the renaming of the "IRIS e.V." into "PolymerMat – Kunststoffcluster Thüringen e.V.", and thus the reorientation of the association
2006 Office of PolymerMat e.V. in Jena
Allowance of the JOBSTARTER project FAKT – Promotion of professional education in the plastics industry of Thuringia (duration 02/2007-02/2009)
2008 Winning project PerSys at the bidding "Qualification initiative East" initiated by the federal government commissioner for the new Länder.
2009 Removal in new bureau at "TIP Technologie- und Innovationspark Jena" on scientific campus "Wissenschaftscampus Beutenberg".
Prolongation of the JOBSTARTER project FAKT – Promotion of professional education in the plastics industry of Thuringia (duration 02/2009-07/2010)
Organisation of the conference "1. Mitteldeutschen Kunststofftag", Erfurt
2010 Organisation of the MKN - collective stand, K´2010, Düsseldorf
Realization of the studie "Unternehmerische Rahmenbedingungen für Innovation in der Thüringer Kunststoffindustrie"
Activity "Kunststoff trifft Solar"
Organisation of the conference "2. Mitteldeutschen Kunststofftag", Erfurt
2011 Partner of the conference "3. Mitteldeutschen Kunststofftag", Halle and of the "Jenaer Technologietage"
2012 Relocation of the Office to the Technical University Ilmenau, realignment of the association
Partner of the conference "3.Spritzgießtag Ilmenau" and "1.Faserverbundtag Ilmenau"
Partner of the conference "4. Mitteldeutschen Kunststofftag", Leipzig
2013 Organisation of the conference "5. Mitteldeutschen Kunststofftag", Erfurt
Booth at the K´2013, Düsseldorf
2014 Organisation of the conference "6. Mitteldeutschen Kunststofftag", Erfurt
Participation in the project "EuropaCampus - Lernen und Arbeiten in Netzwerken" managed by LEG Thüringen
Participation at the Thuringia collective booth at FAKUMA 2014, Friedrichshafen
Release of the studie "Die Kunststoffindustrie - Thüringer Branchenprofil"
Reissue of the brochure "Kunststoff & Karriere"
2015

Participation at the exhibition JOBfinder, Erfurt
Participation at the exhibition Forum Berufsstart, Erfurt

2016 Organisation of the conference "7. Mitteldeutschen Kunststofftag", Erfurt
Participation at the exhibition JOBfinder, Erfurt
Organisation of the MKN joint stand at K2016, Düsseldorf; publication of the brochure "MKN - Mitteldeutsches Kunststoffnetzerk" (1st Ed.)
Participation at the exhibition Forum Berufsstart, Erfurt
2017

Participation at the 13th Thuringian Research- and Developmentforum, Eisenach
Participation at the exhibition JOBfinder, Erfurt



Members

Mitgliederstruktur

PolymerMat e.V. is a complementary network whose member structure illustrates the complete value-added chain in the plastic processing.

PolymerMat e.V. is working für its members in the fields of innovation advancement, research and development, professional and advanced education, skilled staff supply, cooperation and public relations.

PolymerMat e.V. provides the following services to members:

  • Consulting and companionship during projects of research and development and also during the competitive bidding for such projects
  • Investigation of educational demand and procuration of fitting educational measures
  • Organisation and execution of conferences and workshops
  • Organisation and execution of associated trade fair stands

In doing do, PolymerMat links research institutions and the plastic industry and enables cooperation which enforce the industry in their innovation capability and which help to develop Thuringia as location of excellent applied research.



The Plastic Industry of Thuringia in Figures (2014)
According to a survey carried out by PolymerMat e.V. und dem Fachgebiet Kunststofftechnik der TU Ilmenau

Number of companies
(> 20 employees)
733
Number of employees (Companies with > 20 employees) 50.103
Turnover Mrd. Euro 10,3
Export ratio >35%

(Companies operating primary and secondary in plastic industry)