David Rapp
Teamlead Process Technology Compounding / Recycling
KraussMaffei Extrusion

David is a polymer engineer with a strong multidisciplinary background within polymer physics, chemistry and process technology. During his master studies at University of Leoben in Austria he conducted research within the Simulation and Modeling group at the Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH in the field of heat transfer analysis.

He joined KraussMaffei Extrusion GmbH in 2021 as a process engineer in the field of Compounding and Recycling, where he was responsible for conceptual design, technical specification and evaluation of novel technologies for large scale recycling projects, mostly focused on twin-screw extrusion.

In 2022 he picked up his doctorate studies at the University of Hanover at the Institute of Plastics and Circular Economy in the field of advanced physical recycling concepts for post-consumer polyolefins, leading various development projects.

Since 2023 he has the technical responsibility for Extrusion based Recycling applications at KraussMaffei, for which he leads a team of process engineers.