Welcome to the Conference Polymertec24

Concepts for the Sustainability of Polymer Materials and Polymer Technologies

The Merseburg University of Applied Sciences HoMe (HS Merseburg), the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems (IMWS) and the Institute of Polymer Materials (IPW) invite to the international scientific conference.

The polymertec24 conference will be in presence format at the Merseburg University of Applied Sciences on 19th to 20th June 2024.

The preliminary program for polymertec24 has been published.
Information for speakers and poster submission. 

We are pleased to inform you that contributions to your presentations may be published in a special issue of Macromolecular Symposia – as in 2016, 2018 and 2021 – after the conference.

We are particularly pleased that for funding proposals to DFG and VCI have been submitted.

In the case of oral or poster presentation (if desired) the participants must register first by using the "Register as attendee" button. Within this subpage all required information must be given dealing with personal data and conference fees, for example. Furthermore, the title of the contribution can be also given and the abstract can be submitted after carefully following the instructions made in this subpage.

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Prof. Dr. Johannes Ganster
Bereichsleiter Biopolymere am Fraunhofer IAP
Lehrstuhl für Biopolymere und Kunststoffverarbeitung BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Altstädt
Universität Bayreuth 
Bayreuther Institut für Makromolekülforschung (BIMF)

The polymertec24 focuses on the following topics: 

  • Biopolymers (Dr. Patrick Hirsch, Prof. Dr. Johannes Ganster)
  • Plastics recycling and circular economy (Prof. Mathias Seitz, Prof. Thomas Martin)
  • Polymers for sustainable technologies (Prof. Maik Feldmann, Dr. Klemens Ilse)
  • Thermoplastic lightweight structures (Dr. Matthias Zscheyge, Prof. Robert Böhm)
  • Characterization of plastics (Prof. Valentin Cepus, Prof. Beate Langer)
  • Deformation and fracture behavior (Prof. Katrin Reincke, Dr. Ralf Lach)

The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition and excursions.

We are looking forward to interesting and exciting events!
Prof. Valentin Cepus
Prof. Maik Feldmann