PCCL – 15 years of plastic research at the highest level

PCCL – 15 years of plastic research at the highest level

The Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH (PCCL) looks back on 15 year of success. Founded in 2002 on the top floor of the Montanuniversität Leoben, PCCL has developed as an international recognized research center in the field of Plastic Research and Polymer Science with more than 100 employees. It is also known as an innovator, inter alia, in the fields of lightweight constructions, high-performance polymers for microelectronics through to the development of the first worldwide anti-allergenic surgical gloves.  A good reason for the Chief Executive Officers of PCCL, Martin Payer and Wolfgang Kern, to celebrate the last 15 years together with clients and partners.

 

Embedded in a two-day performance show of the scientific and technical competences of PCCL, more than 250 guests celebrated the anniversary at a great evening reception in the classy atmosphere of the Dominikanerhof of LCS Leoben. The CEOs of PCCL welcomed, inter alia, Barbara Eibinger-Miedl (Provinicial Councilor Styria), Anton Lang (Provinicial Councilor Styria), Waltraud Klasnic (Chairwoman University Council of Montanuniversität Leoben), Henrietta Egerth, (Managing director of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency – FFG) as well as Wilfried Eichlseder (Rector of Montanuniversität Leoben).

“The PCCL is a Styrian success story and contributes to an excellent collaboration among economy and science in our federal state. The increasing internationalization of PCCL provides support for Styria to position the area as a prosperous European region in the field of research and innovation”, said Eibinger-Miedl.

In the official speeches Andreas Gerstenmayer (CEO of AT&S AG) as well as Michele Melchiorre (CTO of Semperit AG) – both companies are clients of PCCL from the very start – highlighted the contribution of PCCL for its innovation activity and its latest in-house development. The PCCL CEO’s Martin Payer and Wolfgang Kern were sharing this view and they also saw it as their further tasks in the development of the company. Moreover, they were very proud to announce to open a further location in Leoben with 25 jobs in the field of simulation of plastics for applications in microelectronics and electrical engineering.