PVC news, events and features

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News and features

The success of this renowned event, now in its 14th edition, is due to the dedicated efforts of the members of our organising committee - volunteers from the global PVC community providing their time and expertise to support the future of the industry. They are busy preparing for the next event, which will be held on 20-23 April 2020 in Edinburgh, and are ready to receive offers of papers until the 1 June 2019.

On 25 February, IOM3 celebrated 150 years since the formation of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1869. A video is now available of highlights from the day.

IOM3 has digitised some past papers from the PVC conference 2014. These items are available on our digital library platform.

Renew ELP PLant

The February CIE lecture was ""Renew ELP – bringing end of life plastic into the circular economy", which told of a new process to turn waste plastic into a saleable product.

PVC Redesigned competition is aimed at showcasing innovative design concepts for the reuse of PVC material in the circular economy. 



Upcoming events

1 May 2019
IOM3 Annual Young Persons' Lecture Competition UK final
1 May 2019
The Young Persons' World Lecture Competition has been organised by IOM3 since 2005. In 2018 the world final was held in South Africa. This year, the competition is going to be held in London in late 2019. As part of this event, IOM3(HK) will be holding the Young Persons' Lecture Competition (Hong Kong Heat) in May/June 2019.
14 May 2019
Talk by the Engineering and Programme Director of the South Tees Development Corporation on the future of the Teesside site.
16 May 2019
Coventry and Warwickshire Materials Society Lecture: Thixotropic Materials - Professor Helen Atkinson, Cranfield University
21 Jun 2019
Networking and career development event organised to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day by the IOM3 Women in Materials group