World Congress on

Polymer Engineering

Theme: Exploring Modern Advancements in Polymer Engineering

Event Date & Time

Event Location

Prague, Czech Republic

16 years of lifescience communication

Performers / Professionals From Around The Globe

Tracks & Key Topics

Polymer Engineering 2018

About Conference

 

EuroSciCon extends its welcome to Conference on Polymer Engineering during August 9-10, 2018 with a theme “Exploring modern advancements in Polymer Engineering". EuroSciCon organizes Global Events with Conferences, Symposiums, and Workshops on Medical, Pharma, Engineering, Science, Technology, and Business.

Scope and Importance :

Polymer Science is the field that is related with the science and technology which helps in analyzing and modifying the polymer materials. The topic covers the manufacture of polymers, its specifications as well as applications. The field of Polymer science also carries out detailed study of the properties of polymers, its characterization, processing and description. Polymer Engineering is associated with the theory of chemical engineering and caters to the production and use of polymers. Polymer engineers use the principles of plant design, process design, thermodynamics and transport phenomena to develop new products. Polymer engineers can supervise the production process of plastics and other polymers as well.

 Who can attend?

Advanced Polymer Engineering conference brings together individuals who have an interest in different fields of technology and other related branches. It is a forum to explore issues of mutual concern as well as exchange knowledge, share evidence, ideas, and generate solutions which are useful for the advanced developments.

Why to Attend???

Polymer Engineering conference will provide a global platform for exchanging ideas and keeps us updated about the latest innovations in polymer preparations and their use. It will also be providing opportunity to attend the presentations delivered by Eminent Scientists from round the globe.

Benefits:

Accepted abstracts will be published in Journals associated with EuroSciCon and provided with DOI

Global networking:In transferring and exchanging Ideas

A Unique Opportunity for Advertisers and Sponsors at this International event

 

Session/Tracks

Track 1: Polymer Material Science and Engineering

Polymer engineering is an engineering field that designs, analyses, or modifies polymer materials. A Polymer is a large molecule or a macro molecule which essentially is a combination of many sub units. The term polymer in Greek means ‘many parts’. Polymers are all created by the process of polymerization wherein their constituent elements called monomers, are reacted together to form polymer chains i.e. 3-dimensional networks forming the polymer bonds. Materials of Engineering refer to selecting the correct materials for the application in which the engineered part is being used. This selection process includes choosing the material, paying attention to its specific type or grade based on the required properties.

  • Conjugated Polymers
  • Structure and Mechanical Properties of Polymer
  • Control and Design of Polymerization
  • Polymer Characterization
  • Polymer Processing
  • Supramolecular Polymers

Track 2: Polymer Design and Reactions

In Polymer Chemistry, polymerization is a process of reacting monomer molecules together in a chemical reaction to form polymer chains or three-dimensional networks. There are many forms of polymerization and different systems exist to categorize them. In chemical compounds, polymerization occurs via a variety of reaction mechanisms that vary in complexity due to functional groups present in reacting compounds and their inherent steric effects. In more straightforward polymerization, alkenes, which are relatively stable due to sigma bonding between carbon atoms, form polymers through relatively simple radical reactions; in contrast, more complex reactions such as those that involve substitution at the carbonyl group require more complex synthesis due to the way in which reacting molecules polymerize. Alkanes can also be polymerized, but only with the help of strong acids.

  • Polymerizations/Condensation Polymerizations
  • Bulk Polymerization
  • Types of Monomers
  • Kinetics and Equilibrium
  • Interchange Reactions
  • Segmented and Block Copolymers

Track 3: Composite Polymeric Materials

composite material (also called a composition material) is a material made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties that, when combined, produce a material with characteristics different from the individual components. The individual components remain separate and distinct within the finished structure. Polymers are common matrices (especially used for fibre reinforced plastics). Road surfaces are often made from asphalt concrete which uses bitumen as a matrix. Typically, most common polymer-based composite materials, including fibreglass, carbon fibre, and Kevlar, include at least two parts, the substrate and the resin. Polyester resin tends to have yellowish tint, and is suitable for most backyard projects. Its weaknesses are that it is UV sensitive and can tend to degrade over time, and thus generally is also coated to help preserve it. It is often used in the making of surfboards and for marine applications. Its hardener is a peroxide, often MEKP (methyl ethyl ketone peroxide). When the peroxide is mixed with the resin, it decomposes to generate free radicals, which initiate the curing reaction. Hardeners in these systems are commonly called catalysts, but since they do not re-appear unchanged at the end of the reaction, they do not fit the strictest chemical definition of a catalyst.

  • Natural and synthetic polymers
  • Novel polymer composites
  • Fly ash-based polymer matrix composites
  • Conducting and shape memory polymers

Track 4: Polymer Science: “The Next Generation

The main concerns for humans in the future will be energy resources, food, health, mobility & infrastructure and communication. The foremost challenges in the upcoming decades will be the population that is increasing gradually, the concentration of people in expansive urban centres, globalization and the expected change of climate. There is no doubt that polymers will play a key role in finding successful ways in handling these challenges. Polymers will be the material of the new millennium and the production of polymeric parts i.e. green, sustainable, energy-efficient, high quality, low-priced, etc. will assure the accessibility of the finest solutions round the globe. Synthetic polymers have since a long time played a relatively important role in present-day medicinal practice. Many devices in medicine and even some artificial organs are constructed with success from synthetic polymers and smart polymers for microfluidics and Self-healing and reprocessable. Polymer Systems have been employed in various industrial applications. Polymer Science can be applied to save energy and improve renewable energy technologies.

  • Functional polymeric materials
  • Self-healing and reprocessable Polymer Systems
  • Smart/Responsive polymers
  • Recent Advances in Shape Memory Polymers
  • Polymeric solar cells

Track  5: Polymer Physics

Polymer physics is the branch of physics which deals with polymers, their fluctuations, mechanical properties, polymer structures and also with the kinetics. Polymer physics encloses the physical properties, structure and dynamics of polymers (both synthetic and naturally occurring) in various forms including semi-crystalline solids, glasses, elastomers, gels, melts, and solutions. Basic phenomena are of interest in accordance with the applications of polymers in technologies such as optoelectronics, advance photovoltaic systems, coatings, composites, medicine, food and pharmacy and tissue engineering. The statistical approach for polymer physics is based on an analogy between a polymer and either a Brownian motion, or other type of a random walk, the self-avoiding walks. The simplest possible polymer model is presented by the ideal chain, corresponding to a simple random walk. Experimental approaches for characterizing polymers are also common, using Polymer characterization methods, such as size exclusion chromatography, Viscometry, Dynamic light scattering, and Automatic Continuous Online Monitoring of Polymerization Reactions (ACOMP)[5][6] for determining the chemical, physical, and material properties of polymers. These experimental methods also helped the mathematical modeling of polymers and even for a better understanding of the properties of polymers.

  • Polymers in Holography
  • Polymeric Materials for Photonics
  • Emulsion Polymers
  • Ion-containing polymers
  • Polymer Sensors
  • Polymer blends/alloys
  • Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes
  • Polymer Dynamics
  • Electro Active Polymers
  • Dielectric, Optoelectric and Ferroelectric Polymers
  • Thermoplastic Polymers
  • Polymer Colloids and Gels

Track 6:  Polymer Chemistry

Polymer chemistry is a chemistry subdiscipline that deals with the structures, chemical synthesis and properties of polymers, primarily synthetic polymers such as plastics and elastomers. Polymer chemistry is related to the broader field of polymer science, which also encompasses polymer physics and polymer engineering. Polymer chemistry is combining several specialized fields of expertise. It deals not only with the chemical synthesis, Polymer Structuresand chemical properties of polymers which were esteemed by Hermann Staudinger as macromolecules but also covers other aspects of novel synthetic and polymerization methods, reactions and chemistry of polymers, properties and characterization of polymers, Synthesis and application of polymer bio conjugation and also polymer nanocomposites and architectures.

  • Novel synthetic and polymerization methods
  • Polymerization mechanisms and kinetics
  • Advanced characterization of polymers
  • Reactions and chemistry of polymers
  • Synthesis and application of novel polymers for bio-/nanomedicine
  • Natural and synthetic polymers
  • Higher-order polymer structures
  • Hydrogen bonding and the phase behavior of polymer blends and solutions
  • Molecular System

Track 7: Polymer Nanotechnology

The field of Nanotechnology is one of the most popular areas for current research and development in basically all technical disciplines. This obviously includes Polymer Nanotechnology which includes microelectronics (which could now be referred to as nanomaterial). Other areas include polymer-based biomaterials, Nano medicine, Nano emulsion particles; fuel cell electrode polymer bound catalysts, layer-by-layer self-assembled polymer films, electrospun nanofabrication, imprint lithography, polymer blends and Nano composites. Phase separated polymer blends often achieve Nano scale phase dimensions; block copolymer domain morphology is usually at the Nano scale level; asymmetric membranes often have Nano scale void structure, mini emulsion particles In the large field of Nanotechnology, polymer matrix based Nano composites have become a prominent area of current research and development. Research of polymers and nanotechnology primarily focuses on efforts to design materials at a molecular level to achieve desirable properties and applications at a macroscopic level. With this broad focus, research ranges from fundamental scientific investigations of the interactions, properties and assembly of such molecular constituents to applied, engineering efforts that translate such fundamental information to futuristic technological advances.

  • Tissue engineering
  • Polymer nanocomposites matrices
  • Polycondensation polymerization
  • Block copolymer nanocomposites
  • Bio-hybrid polymer nanofiber

Track 8: Applications of Polymers

Polymer testing and consultancy for plastics, additives with applications including aerospace, automotive, electronics, packaging and medical devices. Polymers are a highly diverse class of materials which are available in all fields of engineering from avionics through biomedical applications, drug delivery system, biosensor devices, tissue engineering, cosmetics etc. and the improvement and usage of these depends on polymer applications and data obtained through rigorous testing. The applications of polymeric materials and their composites are still increasing rapidly due to their below average cost and ease of manufacture. When considering a polymer application, understanding how a material behaves over time allows us to assess its potential application and use. We can provide failure analysis of polymers and plastics and identify design faults or moulding issues. Our expertise can be applied to simple packaging films all the way through to advanced aerospace materials, and can be used as part of complex litigation cases. Polymeric materials tested include raw materials, polymer compounds, foams, structural adhesives and composites, fillers, fibres, films, membranes, emulsions, coatings, rubbers, sealing materials, adhesive resins, solvents, inks and pigments.

  • In aircraft, aerospace, and sports equipment
  • Printed circuit board substrates
  • 3D printing plastics
  • Polymers in holography
  • Biopolymers in molecular recognition
  • Polymers in bulletproof vests and fire-resistant jackets
  • Organic polymer flocculants in water purification
  • Green Chemicals: Polymers and Biopolymers
  • Polymeric Biomolecules
  • Monomeric Units
  • Renewable Biomass Sources

Track  9: Polymer Degradation and Stabilization

Polymer Degradation and Stability deals with the degradation reactions and their control which are a major preoccupation of practitioners of the many and diverse aspects of modern polymer technology. Deteriorative reactions occur during processing, when polymers are subjected to heat, oxygen and mechanical stress, and during the useful life of the materials when oxygen and sunlight are the most important degradative agencies. In more specialised applications, degradation may be induced by high energy radiation, ozone, atmospheric pollutants, mechanical stress, biological action, hydrolysis and many other influences. The mechanisms of these reactions and stabilisation processes must be understood if the technology and application of polymers are to continue to advance.

  • Degradation Reactions and their control
  • Diverse aspects of modern polymer technology
  • High energy radiation
  • Atomic Force Microscopy for characterization of polymer surfaces
  • Polymer photochemistry
  • Photodegradable plastics

Track 10: Polymers in Biotechnology, Medicine and Health

Polymers used in biotechnology and medicine as macromolecules that undergo fast and reversible changes from hydrophilic to hydrophobic microstructure triggered by small changes in their environments. These microscopic changes are apparent at the macroscopic level as precipitate formation in solutions of smart polymers or changes in the wettability of a surface to which a smart polymer is grafted. The changes are reversible, and the system returns to its initial state when the trigger is removed.

Polymers  application  is  represented  in  all areas  of  human  activity  and  everyday  life.  Therefore  it is  important  to  know  their  impact  on  human  health. Polymers are  mostly  used  as  wrapping materials  in construction    industry. The   main   disadvantage   of   plasticmaterials  is  their  variable  transmission  for light, gases and steam, as well as softening in  high  temperatures.  Knowledge  of  kinds and   possible   harmful   effects   on   human health  is  imperative  in  the  choice  and  use of   certain   types   of   polymers.   Special attention must be taken in food industry.

  • Polymers in Implants and Medical Devices
  • Dental composites
  • Polymers in diagnostics
  • Implanted polymers for drug delivery

Track 11: Biodegradable Polymers

The terminology used in the bioplastics sector is sometimes misleading. Most in the industry use the term bioplastic to mean a plastic produced from a biological source. All (bio- and petroleum-based) plastics are technically biodegradable, meaning they can be degraded by microbes under suitable conditions. However, many degrade so slowly that they are considered non-biodegradable. Some petrochemical-based plastics are considered biodegradable, and may be used as an additive to improve the performance of commercial bioplastics. Non-biodegradable bioplastics are referred to as durable. The biodegradability of bioplastics depends on temperature, polymer stability, and available oxygen content. The European standard EN 13432, published by the International Organization for Standardization, defines how quickly and to what extent a plastic must be degraded under the tightly controlled and aggressive conditions (at or above 140 °F (60 °C)) of an industrial composting unit for it to be considered biodegradable. This standard is recognized in many countries, including all of Europe, Japan and the US. However, it applies only to industrial composting units and does not set out a standard for home composting. Most bioplastics (e.g. PH) only biodegrade quickly in industrial composting units. These materials do not biodegrade quickly in ordinary compost piles or in the soil/water. Starch-based bioplastics are an exception, and will biodegrade in normal composting conditions.

  • Biomass Products
  • Biotechnology
  • Graphene Nanocomposites
  • Biocomposites
  • Petrochemical Products
  • Advanced Biodegradable Polymers
  • Biodegradable Polymers for Industrial Applications
  • Biodegradable Polymer Applications

Track 12: Renewable Resources and Biopolymers

The use of renewable resources provides an incentive to extend non-renewable petrochemical supplies. The agriculture industry produces sufficient supplies of some agricultural products that could be used as renewable sources for polymer feed stocks, either through direct use or indirectly as carbon sources to drive fermentation processes. Biodegradability is an additional benefit of renewable sources of polymers. Any polymer synthesized by a biological system is inherently biodegradable. Biocompatibility is a potential benefit in some cases. Biopolymers are polymeric biomolecules polymers that are produced by living organisms. Since they are polymers, biopolymers contain monomeric units that are covalently bonded to form larger structures. There are three main classes of biopolymers, classified according to the monomeric units used and the structure of the biopolymer formed: polynucleotides (RNA and DNA), which are long polymers composed of 13 or more nucleotide monomers; polypeptides, which are short polymers of amino acids; and polysaccharides, which are often linear bonded polymeric carbohydrate structures.

  • Bioactive and biohybrid polymers
  • Green and sustainable polymers
  • Polymers at Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • Biocomposites
  • Bioresorbable polymers

Track 13: Brand Owners and Retailers perspectives

  • On the growing role of Polymers and Biopolymers
  • Thermoplastic carbonates in medical devices
  • Thermoset resins for automotives, electronic, adhesives and constructions industries
  • Silicone elastomers in cosmetics
  • Polyesters in clothing and food packaging industries
  • Polyacrylates in paints and varnishes
  • Polymers in crop plantation, protection and preservation

Track 14: Future Market of Polymers

The marketing mix is an important part of the marketing of polymers and consists of the marketing 'tools' you are going to use. But marketing strategy is more than the marketing of mixed polymers and plastics. The marketing strategy sets your marketing goals, defines your target markets and describes how you will go about positioning the business to achieve advantage over your competitors. The marketing mix, which follows from your marketing strategy, is how you achieve that 'unique selling proposition' and deliver benefits to your customers. When you have developed your marketing strategy, it is usually written down in a marketing plan. The plan usually goes further than the strategy, including detail such as budgets. You need to have a marketing strategy before you can write a marketing plan. Your marketing strategy may serve you well for a number of years but the details, such as budgets for marketing activities, of the marketing plan may need to be updated every year.

  • Elastomers
  • Ceramics and Applications
  • Biopolymers in Drug Delivery
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Global Bio-based Market Growth of Biopolymers

 

MARKET ANALYSIS

Market Analysis Report

The global polymer market (2016–2021) is estimated to reach USD 171.96 Billion by 2021 at a CAGR of 8.5%. The report covers the polymer foam market by resin type, such as polyurethane (PU), polystyrene (PS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), phenolic, polyolefin, melamine and others; by application, such as packaging, building & construction, and others; and by region, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific. Base year considered for the study is 2015, while the forecast period is between 2016 and 2021. The rise in demand for polymer foams in applications, such  as automotive, building & construction, and packaging facilitates the growth of the market. The European polymer industries makes the most significant contribution to the welfare in Europe by enabling innovation, creating quality of life to citizens and facilitating resource efficiency and climate protection. Almost more than 1.5 million people are working in 60,000 companies (mainly small and medium sized companies in the converting sector) to create a turnover above 340 bn EUR per year. The plastics industry includes polymer producers - represented by Plastics Europe, converters - represented by EuPC and machine manufacturers - represented by EUROMAP.

About 1.1 million tonnes primary plastics were produced in Austria in 2010, and with additional trade of polymers and semi-finished and final products, 1.3 million tonnes plastic products are used for Austrian consumption. This consumption is distributed over ten consumption sectors, of which packaging (24%), non-plastic products (20%), building and construction (18%), and others (13%) are the most important ones. After the use phase, around 53% of the waste material is incinerated with energy recovery, one third of the plastics waste flow is recycled mechanically, and roughly 11% is used for feedstock recycling. Only minor fractions of the waste flow are landfilled or reused. These results highlight the most relevant streams, which can help to focus time and resources on the main processes or sectors, especially for waste management, to guide the current and future waste flows to the most ecologically and economically optimal treatment process.

 

Learn more

Top Universities of polymer engineering

Polymer engineering university in Europe

University of Manchester | University of Aberdeen | Bangor University | Loughborough University | University of Bradford | University of Bristol | Freie Universität Berlin | Glyndwr University, Wrexham | University of Leeds | University of Reading | University of Sheffield | University of Sussex | University of Warwick |

Polymer engineering university in USA:

University of Wisconsin | University of Akron |Auburn University | University of Southern California |Case Western Reserve University |University of Massachusetts Amherst | University of Connecticut | Lehigh University |University of Southern Mississippi |College of Wooster

Polymer engineering university in Asia :

National University of Singapore (NUS) | University of Hong Kong | Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) | Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) | KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology | City University of Hong Kong | The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) | Peking University | Seoul National University |

Companies for polymer product in Europe

Biesterfeld Interowa GmbH&Co KG | Interplastics s.r.o. | LANXESS Central Eastern Europe s.r.o. | PolyOne Hungary Ltd.| RESINEX Czech Republic s.r.o. | VELOX CMS s.r.o. | ALBACENTRUM, s.r.o. | ALBIS PLASTIC CR s.r.o. | Alrek, s.r.o. | AREMYCO s.r.o. | Biesterfeld Interowa GmbH&Co KG | Bioplast Ltd | Brenntag CR s.r.o. | CZFP s.r.o.

Companies for polymer product in USA

Dow Chemical | Lyondell Basell | Exxon Mobil | SABIC | INEOS | BASF | ENI | LG Chem |  Chevron Phillips | Lanxess

Companies for polymer product in Asia

SOCO Chemical | Iramont Inc. | Manhar Specialities | ZHENGZHOU HOO CHEMTEC CO.LTD | Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. | Shandong Shuiheng Chemical Co., Ltd | Universal HDD | SkyFuel, Inc | FluidMix | Kiyea Leisure & Sports Supplies Co., Ltd. | OMI Industries (OMI) | International Water Projects Pty Ltd. (IWP) | ISOVOLTA | SnowPure Water Technologies | Markland Specialty Engineering Ltd. | Shaoxing Yeying Textile & Chemical Co.Ltd

Polymer engineering journals

Progress in Polymer Science | Acta Materialia | ACS Macro Letters | Macromolecules | Polymer Chemistry |Biomacromolecules | Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science | Macromolecular Rapid Communications | Polymer Reviews | Carbohydrate Polymers | Polymer | Cellulose | European Polymer Journal  | Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry | Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics | Polymer Degradation and Stability | MacromolecularBioscience | Macromolecular Materials and Engineering | Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics | Food Packaging and Shelf Life | International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives | Macromolecular Materials and Engineering Plasma Processes and Polymers | Reactive and Functional Polymers | Polymer Testing | Engineering Solid Mechanics Journal of Cellular Plasticshttps | Polymer Journal | Polymer Science - Series C | Polymer International | Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry | Advances in Polymer Science | Macromolecular Theory and Simulations | Polymer Engineering and Science

Polymer engineering societies in Europe

European Polymer Congress Lyon | Plastics Europe | PPS Europe | Polymer Europe | EuroEAP | The Polymer Society | IOM3 |Polymer Processing Society | European Medical Polymers |EuPC | MoDeST Society | Belgian Polymer Group | European Plastics & Rubber Directory.

Polymer engineering societies in USA

Society of Plastics Engineers | Polymer Engineering Center (PEC) |  American Chemical Society | Division of Polymer Physics

Polymer engineering society in Asia

The Japan Society of Polymer Processing | APA | The Japan Society of Polymer Processing |Federation of Asian Chemical Societies | Polymers in Concrete

 

 

 

 

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