Selected publications



Magazine / Conference

Edition / Page


A new generation of aesthetic composites based on styrenic co-polymers

Pierre Juan, Eike Jahnke, Philipp Deitmerg

Composite Solutions (English and Italian)

2/2017 (April), pages 16-20


Relationships between ABS copolymer composition, filament quality and 3D printing performance in FDM process

S. Baumann, F. Eisentraeger, N. Nießner, J. Meiners, H.-W. Schmidt, M. Bastian

32nd International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society

July 28, 2016


Thermoplastic Styrene/Butadiene Elastomers: From Product Innovation to New Applications

Norbert Nießner

Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summit, Barcelona (Invited lecture)

December 9/ 10, 2015


Foam injection molding of styrene based polymers – optimization of surface properties and processing behavior

B. Raithel, V. Altstaedt, N. Nießner

14th Biennial Bayreuth Polymer Symposium

September 20-22, 2015


Light weight styrenics for automotive applications

Jinhwa A. Chung, Mohammed Abboud, Robert Hooker

Papers on Plastics in Automotive ANTEC® 2014

Presentation and paper


Product advancements in ABS metal plating for automotive applications

Mohammed Abboud, Robert Hooker, Jinhwa A. Chung, Frank Eisenträger, Eugen Wiedel

Paper on Plastics in Automotive ANTEC® 2014

Presentation and paper


Styrolkunststoffe für Mehrkammer-schläuche


Medical Device Engineering



Foam injection molding of Styrene polymers

The constant interest of the polymer processing industry in weight reduction and material savings lead to the processing of thermoplastic polymers by foam injection molding. Especially foamed polypropylene (PP) and polyamide (PA) are often used in automotive or household foam injection molded parts, as a weight saving in the order of magnitude of 10 % can be achieved in a drop-in process. With further optimization and special mold technologies such as a ‘breathing mold’ concept, the density can be reduced up to 20 - 30 %. Within this work a wide range of styrene based themoplastic polymers was investigated according to their foaming behavior.

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Thermoplastic Styrene/Butadiene Elastomers: from Product Innovation to new Applications

The presentation gives an introduction to Styroflex®, a unique S-TPE Elastomer based on innovative chemistry. The structure/property relationships are given as well as the compatibility in blending with thermoplastic polymers leading to positive influence on impact.

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