About me

Herwig Juster
Hi, I'm Herwig Juster. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Why I’m doing this blog?
"Learn why plastics are part of the solution, and not the problem" During my university study I was already thinking of how to present certain topics of the exciting world of polymer engineering and science in a more fascinating way. Back then, blogs were not yet a thing. This changed over the years. Now, my mission is to present you on a monthly basis current topics of the world ‘made of plastic’ combined with scientific facts and tools to use in your daily engineering & corporate life ("information beyond the obvious"). Apart of this, another focus is on leadership. My army officer training in the Austrian Armed Forces provided me a good background as well as experiences for presenting topics in the area of leadership for daily life and business.

A bit of history…

I started this blog when I was a Ph.D. candidate at JKU Linz, Austria at the Institute ofPolymer Injection Moulding and Process Automation.
The topic of my research was injection moulding of drug delivery systems. In June 2015, I received my Ph.D. degree. Since July 2015, I am active in plastics industry and worked in different roles (f.e. at SABIC as a Scientist in the Global Application Technology team in the Netherlands). From 2017 till 2022 I focused on developing business opportunities in Automotive for Solvay Specialty Polymers, which offers with over 1,500 products the widest range of specialty polymers in the world.

The past 15 month I worked at specialty compounding company at PlastFormance. Here, my main focus was supporting the automotive, LED and E/E industry to select the optimal highly filled compound for applications which need high thermal conductivity or electrical conductivity, as well as other properties such as radiation shielding. Currently, I am back at Syensqo (prev. Solvay) and leading the commercial as well as business development activities at a major Tier-1 supplier by selecting the optimal high performance polymer. 

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