motan supports long-term research
The Linz Institute of Technology (LIT) receives an innovation center at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. It will provide about 7,000 square meters of floor space on three floors for the development of new technology.
Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018, with completion scheduled for 2020. In the final stage, the pilot factory will employ around 25 people, create an environment with as real production conditions as possible and achieve a production capacity of at least 500 tons per year.
The costs amount to around 16 million euros. In the first development stage, the research factory for the process-technological production of polymer light-weight structures will be expanded by intelligent extrusion, compounding, injection molding, recycling and upcycling technologies. This research project is already seen in Austria as a milestone in cooperation between research and industry.
motan will not only sponsor devices worth more than 400,000 €, but also occupy a seat in the industrial advisory council of the LIT Factory.