Austrian Competences in Aeronautics Technology


The Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH (PCCL) is a cooperative research company in the area of polymer engineering and science. With respect to polymer matrix composites, PCCL is focusing on advanced testing and characterisation procedures. R&D projects have been carried out with a variety of companies (FACC, Airbus, Isovolta, Diamond Aircraft, Carbotech, etc.).

Technologies and competences

The PCCL laboratories contain the infrastructure necessary for research projects, e.g. basic mechanical and thermo-mechanical test equipment, systems for impact and fatigue measurements and non-destructive testing procedures for the investigation of polymers and composite materials. Process technologies for the manufacture of fibre reinforced thermoplastic and thermoset composites are available.

Fields of Activity Research Development Production
Aircraft (complete)      
Aircraft structures and parts
Cabin interiors and furnishing (incl. cargo hold)
Materials and manufacturing technologies
Cockpit equipment and aircraft electronics      
Air traffic infrastructure and air traffic control applications      
Ground test and training equipment      
Airport infrastructure      

Products and services in aviation

  • Morphology and structural analysis
  • Mechanical behavior of polymer matrix composites under quasi-static loading conditions
  • Damage Tolerance and fatigue behavior of polymer matrix composites
  • Material modelling and structural analysis

Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH

Roseggerstrasse 12
8700 Leoben, Austria
+43 3842 42962-0


Markus Wolfahrt

Economic data

Employees 50 - 250
Turnover 5 - 10 M€
Export quota aviation 20 %
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Last update: 2017-03-15