The brand Polymer Engineering stands for scientific and practical research and teaching in the field of polymer materials. The department of Polymer Engineering at the University of Bayreuth, the business area of plastics at New Materials Bayreuth GmbH and the department of Polymer Engineering at TuTech Innovation GmbH in Hamburg embody this brand under the guidance of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Altstädt. The main research at all three locations lies on materials, construction and production, with the aim to develop high performance plastic products. The focus of the research is the systematic analysis and use of causal relationships between processing, structure and properties of polymer materials. This allows a strategic approach to the development of innovative products with the help of modern polymer materials.