About me

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

Why I’m doing this blog?
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. 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 of Polymer 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 Solvay and leading the commercial as well as business developemnt activities at a major Tier-1 supplier. 

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