We are excited to be able to bring you a course hosted by the world's leading manufacturer of PEEK and PEAK-based polymers where you will be able to see polymer manufacturing and processing first-hand. During the Tour you will hear from experts in their field on all aspects of polymers relating to the curriculum and you will have the unique opportinity to look around the Victrex site. The first day covers the basics of the structure, properties, applications and processing of polymers and the focus of the second day is a visit to the Victrex site.

The dates for the 2023 Lancashire Polymer Study Tour will be released in the autumn.

What does the course cover?

Day 1 - Sunday
1030                   Arrival at hotel and refreshments
1100                   Welcome and introductions
1115                   Introduction to polymers – structure, properties and processing
1245                   Lunch
1345                   Structure, properties and processing practical
1500                   Applications of polymers
1545                   Break
1600                   Smart polymers lecture and practical
1700                   Check in to rooms and get settled
1830                   Conference dinner

Day 2 - Monday
0900                   Travel to Victrex
0945                   Introduction to day 2
1045                   Break
1100                   Company Tours
1300                   Lunch
1400                   Polymers and the environment
1500                   How you can use what you have learnt
1545                   Feedback discussion
1630                   Course closes and depart

Where will the course be held?

The first day of the course will be taking place at the hotel where we are staying:

The Cartford Inn
Cartford Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 0YP
You can find out more about the hotel at www.thecartfordinn.co.uk.

We will store your bags securely during the day and will formally check-in at the end of the day’s sessions at 1700.  All refreshments and meals will be provided.

On Monday morning, after breakfast, we will move over to the Victrex site in Thornton Cleveleys for the day and the course will conclude here. 

Victrex plc
Victrex Technology Centre, Hillhouse International, Thornton Cleveleys, FY5 4QA You can find out more about the company at www.victrex.com.

If you are travelling by public transport we will store your bags securely throughout the day.

What about travel arrangements?

We have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to get to and from the course using public transport.  The hotel is 5.5 miles away from Poulton-le-Fylde railway station so is easily accessed by taxi.  For those travelling by public transport we will arrange your transfer to Victrex from the hotel and from Victrex to Poulton Station once the course has finished.

If you would prefer to travel by car the hotel and company have car parking available, though we accept no responsibility for any loss, theft or damage to your vehicle or its contents during the course.  You will be able to drive to Victrex on Monday morning so your car is with you ready to depart at the end of the course.


Register to attend the 2023 Lancashire Polymer Study Tour at Victrex

Registration for the 2023 Tour will open in the autumn