Processing Methodology at DIK focuses on continuous and discontinuous compounding technology - including extrusion and injection molding - as well as researching and developing new types of elastomers based on nanocomposites. The wide range of laboratory and technical equipment at its disposal enanbles the department to engage in basic research, while also allowing for the analysis and optimization of manufacturing processes in close alliance with industry.
Projects are carried out in tight cooperation with industrial partners. All told, the spectrum extends from short-term orders for individual business partners all the way through to comprehensive bilateral or multilateral projects funded by industry and long-term projects supported by public institutions. In rubber technology, it is frequently hard to draw a distinction between process and material issues. For this reason, the activities of Processing Methodology tie in closely with the scope of activity of DIK´s remaining material-oriented departments. This creates ideal conditions for successfully accomplishing the respective tasks.