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A Consortium for External Partners

The Polymer Club is our consortium for external partners: industry, local and UK government, and non-government organizations (NGOs). It was launched in 2013 at the University of Warwick with the aim to provide an incubator platform to exchange ideas, collaborate, and have discussions on current future research and education in the area of polymer science and engineering and consideration of its findings in their societal, political, and cultural contexts.

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Polymer Club activities and events are free to attend for employees of any company, government and non-government organizations.

20 November 2023 - Our next Polymer Club meeting

We at the Warwick Cross Faculty Plastics Group are happy to invite industry, local and UK government, and NGOs to our Polymer Club meeting at our Radcliffe and Scarman Conference Centre at the University of Warwick on 20 November 2023.

The theme of the meeting is Sustainability. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. WE ARE EXPECTING >120 ATTENDEES.


13:30 Registration and Coffee (Radcliffe Conference Centre)

14:00 Introduction and Welcome to the Polymer Club: Dr. Dan Lester

14:10-14:25 – Unilever - Dr. Dave Bell - tba

14:25-14.40 – WCFPG/WMG - Dr. Stuart Coles – Life Cycle Analysis

14.40-14:55 – Avient – Dr. Christopher Starkie - Sustainable Solutions to Enable Circularity

14.55-15:10 – Anton Paar - tba - Rheology

15:10-15:55 Coffee and Tea Break

15:55-16:10 - OCCA - Inspiring Colourful Futures

16:10-16:25 – WCFPG Lucas Al-Shok - The Scope of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate): Polymerisation, Modification and Degradation

16.25-16.40 – Zotefoams - Neil Court-Johnston

16:40-16:55 – Loughborough University – Dr. Ryan Larder - Designing Perpetual Plastic Packaging

16:55-17:10 Wrap up – The University of Warwick - Dr. Ian Hancox.

17:10-18:15 Posters and Networking Event (Radcliffe Conference Centre)

18:15 Dinner (Scarman Conference Centre)

Please Note: In the two days following Polymer Club The Oil Colour Chemists Association (OCCA) are holding a conference where Polymer Club attendees are offered members rates.

Contact our Third Party Liaison Lead for info.

Dan Lester - WCFPG Third Party Liaison Lead

Dr. Dan Lester - WCFPG Third Party Liaison Lead and Manager of the Research Technology Platform in Polymer Characterisation.


Plastics Shaken Up CDT Bid

We at the Warwick Cross Faculty Plastics Group have submitted our full bid to EPSRC for a Centre for Doctoral Training to conduct research and train a next generation of 80 transdisciplinary STEM+ PhD students. We have co-developed our Plastics Shaken Up CDT with valuable inputs from our external partners to answer the needs from society and the UK economy.

We very much invite industry, local and UK government, and NGOs to join us in this exciting initiative. If you would like to know more about how your organisation can take part in this training and research postgraduate program and benefit from its outcomes, please contact us by email.

Prof. dr. ir. Stefan Bon - Founder of The Polymer Club and Principle Investigator of the Plastics Shaken Up CDT bid

prof. dr. ir. Stefan Bon: founder of The Polymer Club and principal investigator of the Plastics Shaken Up CDT Bid.

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