The DIK e. V. is a non-university, publicly funded institution under the umbrella of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economics, Labor, Transport and Digitalization. The purpose of the association is the disinterested advancement of applied research in the domain of rubber technology. In this connection, the association conducts research and development projects. Its results are made accessible to the interested public in an appropriate form. Mission of the association is research, especially into the chemical and physical behavior of rubber, and the implementation of practical applications resulting therefrom.
The company is a private law organization with the DIK e. V. as the main shareholder. The purpose of the company is to carry out tests and industrial contract research in the fields of polymeric materials, composite materials as well as plastics and rubber technology