• Polymer Society Newsletter

    The Polymer Society
    This newsletter brings you updates on the activities of the Polymer Society, IOM3 and the wider polymer community.
  • Biodegradable film to replace PLA?

    Materials World magazine
    A polymer that could replace PLA and lead to more degradable plastic bags is being spearheaded by chemists at the University of Florida, USA.
  • New MOD SBRI Competition - Novel Materials for Defence Exploitation

    Defence, Safety and Security Committee
    MOD’s new Materials and Structures Science and Technology Centre is seeking proposals, through the Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE), to understand and develop novel materials technologies.
  • Vinyltec 2011 Preliminary Programme Announced

    The Polymer Society
    Sponsored by Society of Plastics Engineers Vinyl Division and Society of Plastics Engineers South Texas Section the annual Vinyltec conference, this year will be held on October 17-19, 2011 in Louisiana.
  • PVC conference hailed a success

    The Polymer Society
    More than 400 delegates attended the IOM3 conference PVC 2011, held from 12-14 April in Brighton.
  • Fibre-reinforced composites toughen up

    Materials World magazine
    The addition of silica nanoparticles to rubber-toughened epoxy could improve the fracture and fatigue resistance of fibre-reinforced composites (FRC) without impacting on the materials’ processing.
  • Swinburne Lecture delivered in Belfast

    The Polymer Society
    On 24 March 2011 Professor Ton Peijs from Queen Mary University of London delivered the prestigious Swinburne Lecture to an audience gathered at the International Conference on the Manufacturing of Advanced Composites (ICMAC) held in Belfast, UK.
  • Draft Packaging Materials Roadmap Available

    The Packaging Society
    A draft roadmap for materials in packaging has been published by the Materials KTN in conjunction with the Packaging Society
  • Electrically driven polymerisation

    Materials World magazine
    The developers of the atom transfer radical polymerisation process for making industrial plastics have conceived an electrically driven alternative that they say gives greater control and promises lower environmental impact.
  • Polymers in Dentistry - Call for Papers

    The Polymer Society
    The Materials KTN, in collaboration with the Polymer Society, are organising a one day seminar on Polymers in Dentistry that will be held on 7 July 2011 at IOM3, London.