Aachen, February 28, 2018

During the opening of the 29th IKV Colloquium, the Association of Plastics and Rubber Machinery Manufacturers in the VDMA, along with PlasticsEurope Deutschland and the Association of Sponsors of the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and the Skilled Crafts at RWTH Aachen University, awarded the Georg-Menges prize for the eleventh time.

 

The Georg-Menges prize 2018 was won by INTRA – the Interest Group of Innovative Enterprises for Plastics Engineering in the Aachen Region.

 

The Georg-Menges prize is awarded for outstanding application-related achievements in research and engineering in the field of plastics processing over the last decade. It aims to encourage dialogue and cooperation between industry and research, and to create a communicative and cooperative climate between them. Against this background, the jury decided to award this year's Georg-Menges prize to INTRA.

 

The Interest Group of Innovative Enterprises for Plastics Engineering in the Aachen Region (INTRA) is an association of companies founded predominantly as spin-offs from IKV. INTRA was established in 1999 to make the expertise in plastics that exists in the region of Aachen better known. M-Base is founding member of INTRA.

 

The laudatory speech was given by the President of RWTH Aachen University, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ernst Schmachtenberg. On behalf of INTRA, Dr.-Ing. Erwin Baur, Managing Director of M Base Engineering+Software GmbH and a member of the Board of INTRA, accepted the prize.

 

The prize consists of a replica of a hand-made monocular Leitz microscope from 1899 built in Wetzlar.