Organisation profile

Montanuniversitaet Leoben (MUL) is well-known for performing high-quality research in a wide range of technological areas like Mining, Materials Science and Polymer Technology. Services provided by Montanuniversitaet Leoben include basic and applied R&D for SMEs, for industry as well as for public institutions. Additionally, Montanuniversitaet Leoben participates in establishing national competence centres, research studios and takes part in a high number of national, European and international research projects.


Core activities of Montanuniversitaet Leoben related to ReproMag

The Chair of Polymer Processing and the Industrial Liaison Department of MUL has been in charge of basic and applied R&D, industrial liaison, education and technology transfer. Areas of expertise are:

  • Binders and processes for powder technologies especially PIM
  • Different processing technologies of plastics mainly injection moulding, extrusion and compounding
  • Measurement of rheological, thermal and tribological properties of polymers and feedstocks
  • Compounding of polymers (special know how exists in the area of highly filled polymers)

Role and contribution to REProMag

The involved departments bring into the project experience in development and characterisation of feedstock. Further they contribute to several RTD activities in different work packages:

  • Development of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) binder system/ feedstocks for Rare Earth (RE) magnets
  • Development of initial processing parameters for AM and MIM of RE magnets
  • Support of the environmental impact assessment of industrial validated demonstrators


Dr. Christian Kukla
PIM; Alliance of Competence in Plastics Parts Leoben
Industrial Liaison Department
Tel: +43 3842 402-8403