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About IonKraft

We are a young start-up from RWTH Aachen University that uses special coating technology to make recyclable plastic packaging possible for various applications.

Nowadays, plastics have become indispensable as packaging material. They not only help, for example, to make food last longer and thus reduce waste, their low weight also saves a lot of CO2 during transport. However, the environmental impact of this material depends largely on what happens to it after use. Hardly any other material has such a great potential for recycling as plastics. Since the common packaging plastics, such as PET or HD-PE, are not fully gas-tight or chemically resistant, it is necessary for certain applications to use multilayer systems made of different plastics, each of which have a certain function (e.g. barrier against water, barrier against gases, chemical resistance , etc.). Such composites can no longer be economically separated from one another, so that the post-consumer waste can only be incinerated.

With our technology, we can now compensate the aforementioned disadvantages of plastics without impairing the recyclability of the packaging. Our research was therefore nominated for the German Raw Material Efficiency Award 2020.

The core of our company is that we build and sell plant systems that make this environmentally friendly technology, especially for plastic containers, accessible to a wide range of users (B2B sector).

The financing of our start-up is secured for the next 2 years by funding from the EXIST research transfer program of the BMWi.

We work closely with the Institute for Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University and are also based there.

What we offer

  • Experience the exciting development of a research start-up right from the start
  • Flexible working hours
  • Steep learning curve and room for personal growth

Student assistant position in Electrical engineering (m.w.d.) More info here


As part of our funding through the EXIST research transfer program, we are building a prototype that will prove the potential of our technology. Your task is to support our Team with the implementation of the system control. From the wiring of the hardware to the programming of the software you will be part of the development process.

Your profile

  • Ongoing studies related to electrical engineering, computer science or similar
  • You have programming skills
  • Advantageous: in training or already completed training as an electronics technician (e.g. automation technology or industrial electronics technician)
  • You are flexible, open and able to work in a team
  • You feel like making a big difference with us

Please apply here.

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