Call for projects in DIK

At present there are the following calls for projects:


If you are interested to call together with the DIK a joint project to life, don't hesitate to contact us!


Investigations of the potential of suitable polymer blends on thermal oxidative aging stability of polydienes

Elastomer materials are very important for the production of dynamically high loaded, temperatur- and media resistant products. The life time of elastomer products is depending to a great extend on material homogeneity beside their construction and the mechanical load and chemical exposure during use.

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Cumulative Damage in Rubber Materials – Benchmark and Further Development

This project is motivated by components loaded in service. These real-life loadings are rarely of continuous cyclic constant amplitude nature. In daily use, rubber components are exposed to all kinds of  loadings. However, the lifetime of such components is often predicted using fatigue data from simple test pieces which were exposed to continuous cyclic loads with constant amplitude.

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Recycling of thermoplastic end-of-life articles for use in high-temperature and media-resistant thermoplastic elastomers (TPE-V) for applications in the engine compartment of alternative drive concepts

  • Increased resource efficiency by using thermoplastic recyclates
  • Improved functionality and performance of TPE-V parts
  • Increased high-temperature and media stability of TPE-V
  • Development of new material combinations

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