The Competence Centre for Plastics Technology
On 22.06.2005 together with numerous representatives from business, politics and science, our second location Merseburg Innovation and Technology Center II was inaugurated in ValuePark ® Schkopau.
The complex mitz II with integrated Fraunhofer Pilot Plant Center for Polymer Synthesis and Processing PAZ is a common project of mitz GmbH and the Fraunhofer Society. It is a successful example of living collaboration between applied research, industry and politics. It was practiced the first time in this manner. The project mitz II with the integrated pilot plant center (building investment: € 8.3 million, investment in equipment: € 15.85 million) was enabled through the support of the shareholders of mitz GmbH as well as by the capital of Saxony-Anhalt, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Union.
The decisive reason for the establishment of the Fraunhofer Pilot Plant Centre in the new mitz II and thus in the region Merseburg-Querfurt is especially the presence of important plastic manufacturing companies and the closeness to recognized higher education institutions and institutions in the economy in Merseburg-Halle. It contributes to the further economic development and profiling of the region of Central Germany, which is highly characterized of chemical and plastic industry, into an international center of polymer development and processing.
With the settlement of the mitz at ValuePark® Schkopau we offer not only optimal geographic conditions we also provide an access to competent partners from research, science and business of the location of Central Germany. We act as a link between plastics research, production and application.
Our goal is the creation of optimal conditions for an effective and sustaining support of small and medium-sized enterprises by combining the existing R & D potential in the region
for comprehensive benefits to the companies. Together with you we want to contribute to the development of a national research and innovation capacity. Thus it is possible to attract new companies and encourage them to settle down in business in central Germany, which is characterized by its chemical and plastics industry.