Innovation Days | Berghof Fluoroplastics

What can tomorrow’s plastics do?

August 5, 2016

Engaging with experts and visionary thinking are essential prerequisites for any discussion about the future. Berghof Fluoroplastics and the Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) therefore took advantage of the Berghof Innovation Days on July 4, 2016 to present a series of lectures and discussions on “High-performance plastics and their future potential”.

The event brought together plastics experts and representatives from industry and science, as well as shareholders and managing directors of the Berghof Group – four generations since 1966, including the present incumbent. Stimulating discussions revolved PTFE materials, other niche polymers and their composites and processing methods, as well as current focuses of research.

Highlights of the varied program included keynote speeches by Gerd Schollenberger (Berghof Fluoroplastic Technology GmbH), Dr. Michael Schlipf (FPS GmbH) and Prof. Dr. Andreas Kandelbauer (Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences). Led by Dr. Tobias Adamczyk (IHK Reutlingen), the 45 participants came together in what is not only a beautiful, but indeed a historical setting. It was here, in the basement of the building in Tübingen, that 50 years ago the foundation for the Berghof company and its research in the field of plastics was laid. The occasion therefore offered an ideal opportunity to look together to the future and set the course for the company’s further development. At the Eningen location, this step has already been taken with the expansion into a technology center for fluoroplastics.

Berghof Fluoroplastics is part of the Berghof technology and family-owned company and develops innovative products from versatile polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE), especially including products manufactured from both porous and optical PTFE.