For the plastics industry, SKZ, with its many experts and worldwide locations, is a highly experienced and practical partner that makes a significant contribution to the success of plastic products. SKZ's business areas include product quality, education and training, research and development, management certification, and industrial consulting. The Product Quality division allows for product testing with quality verification or analyses and assessments after damage incidents. In the Education and Training division, the focus is on conferences and seminars related to plastics and interdisciplinary topics to provide easy access to current knowledge. Research and development projects have a direct practical relevance, covering materials, production processes, component properties, and the evaluation of processes and products from economic and ecological perspectives. In the field of research, SKZ stands for market-oriented product development and improvement of production technologies.
The European Centre for Dispersion Technologies (EZD) in Selb is an interdisciplinary research and technology transfer center focused on the production and characterization of dispersions. EZD was established by the industry and the Cluster Nanotechnology, led by the Plastic Center SKZ, and opened its doors in Selb in 2014. EZD serves as an interdisciplinary research and technology transfer center with a primary focus on the production and characterization of dispersions. To offer these services to the industry, EZD has a competent team and diverse equipment in modern laboratories. EZD deals with various aspects, including modification and optimization of functional fillers to improve their dispersibility. Additionally, topics related to process engineering, such as energy-efficient dispersion and upscaling of dispersion processes, are addressed. EZD also has an excellently equipped analytical center that offers various methods for the characterization of dispersions. In all these areas, EZD is considered a specialist and a central point of contact within the network, and its expertise can be directly utilized by partners.