China is not only one of the biggest sales markets for German industry and thus also for German plastics companies, it is also one of the most important economic partners in Asia. In order to increase the visibility of IKV on the largest Asian market, Professor Hopmann together with Dr. Hans Wobbe visited several Chinese plastic companies and also established contacts with Chinese universities.
The itinerary included the injection molding machine manufacturers, Haitian International, Ningbo, and Yizumi Precision Machinery, Guangdong, as well as Jwell Machinery, Shanghai, which builds extrusion lines. Yizumi Precision Machinery was so convinced of what IKV has to offer that it has since joined the IKV network. Apart from that, Professor Hopmann met scientists from Donghua University, Shanghai, Beijing University of Chemical Technology and Beijing South China University of Technology, Guangzhou to exchange experience and information on research issues on plastics technology.