Updated 27th October 2015: The full programme details of the next annual plastics seminar organised by Manchester Polymer Group (MPG) and the Polymer Society have been announced.
Taking place on Monday 23rd November, the event this year, entitled ‘Polymers: Environmental and Engineering Conflicts’, will focus on the apparent conflicts between meeting increasing environmental demands and satisfying cost-effective performance and specification requirements from a variety of polymer types.
The programme will feature a keynote paper from Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, followed by Polymer contributions from 3M, Victrex and Axion Polymers talking about upcycling fluoropolymers, high performance aromatic polyketones working for and against the environment in the energy industry and the challenges of delivering a circular economy for plastics in the automotive sector.
The important roles for flame retardants, stabilisers and organic peroxide additives will be covered by Polymer Tailoring, BASF and Hubron Speciality.
Biodegradability issues will also feature Oxo-biodegradable additives and an overview of bio-polymer functionality from Wells Plastics and the Biocomposites Centre at Bangor University respectively.
Regulation and Testing is not forgotten when ‘Waste Licensing – REACH – Insurance and Quality Issues and the Frontiers of Thermal Analysis’ are covered by COSTDown and Mettler Toledo.
The event, as previously, will be held at Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester, and will also feature a mixture of papers, Table Top displays and networking opportunities alongside the seminars themselves.
Free places are available for Students and Apprentices.