2020 Lancashire Polymer Study Tour at Victrex

**COVID-19 update:  The LancashireTour at Victrex for 2020 has been cancelled.  Watch this space for announcements regarding the dates of the 2021 Tour.  Thank you for your patience. **

Following a very successful course in 2019 we are delilghted to be returning to Victrex this year.  We are excited to be able to bring you a course hosted by the world's leading manufacturer of PEEK and PAEK-based polymers where you will be able to see first hand the polymer manufacturing and processing.  The first day of the course, Sunday 04 October, will be at a local hotel where we will also stay overnight and the second day, Monday 05 October, will be based at the Victrex site in Thornton Cleveleys. 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 provisional timetable is as follows:

Sunday 04 October
1100 Welcome and introductions at the hotel
1115 Introduction to polymers - structure, properties and processing (lecture and discussion)
1245 Lunch
1345 Structure, properties and processing practicals
1500 Applications of polymers
1545 Break
1600 Smart polymers (lecture and practical)
1700 Check in to rooms and get settled
1830 Conference dinner
Monday 05 October
0900 Travel to Victrex
0945 Introduction to day 2 and Victrex
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

We will be staying at The Cartdord Inn, a few miles outside Poulton-le-Fylde and all refreshments and meals will be provided.  The closest railway station is at Poulton-le-Fylde and we will arrange transport to Victrex from the hotel and from Victrex back to the station for those travelling by train.  Alternativley if you wish to travel by car there is car parking available at both venues.


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