18thAnnual International Polymer Colloquium

Save the Date - May 4th, 2018

The colloquium in 2018 will take place on the Friday, May 4th, 2018. Our tradition has been to hold the colloquium on the Friday after the ANTEC conference. Unfortunately like in 2017, this conflicts with graduation weekend at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Therefore, we will be hosting the 18th Annual International Polymer Colloquium the Friday before ANTEC, May 4th, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Alec Redmann, aredmann2@wisc.edu.

ANTEC 2018 will be in Orlando, FL from May 7th to May 9th. NPE 2018 will be from May 7th to May 11th.

17thAnnual International Polymer Colloquium

Keynotes & Presenations


"Progress in the Simulation of Orientation and Configuration during Injection Molding of Long-Fiber Thermoplastic Composites"
- Prof. Donald G. Baird , Virginia Tech

"Fiber-Reinforced Polymers for Automotive Solutions – Chances and Challenges"
- Dr. Olaf Täger, Volkswagen AG

"Thermosets – Bridging between Metals and Thermoplastic Polymers: The Challenges and Hurdles of that Material"
- Ingo Schwarz, Schwarz Plastic Solutions GmbH

"Process Control in Plastics Injection Molding - How Intelligent Machinery is Optimizing Production"
- Dr. Reinhard Schiffers, KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH


"Numerical Simulation and Experimental Investigation on Physical and Chemical Foaming Morphology of Injection Molding Parts"
- Dr. CT Huang, Moldex3D

"Polymer Injection Forming: A New Age Technology for Manufacturing Polymer-Metal Hybrids"
- Prof. Srikanth Pilla, Clemson University

"DEA 288 – Old Technique in a New Box or a New High Performance Dielectric Analyzer?"
- Dr. Tobias Pflock, Netzsch Instruments

"Advances in Injection Molding of Thermosets"
- Torsten Maenz, Robert Bosch GmbH

"Effect of Flow Lines on the Metallization of Laser-Structured Polymer Parts"
- Andreas Fischer, Institute of Polymer Technology (LKT), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

"Influences on the Flow Behavior of Phenolic Molding Compounds Measured in Continuous Kneaders"
- Thomas Scheffler, IFK, Chemnitz University of Technology

"Modeling and Simulation of the Inflation Step in the Two-Stage Gitblow-Process"
- Björn Landgräber, Yannick Martin, Polymer Engineering Paderborn (KTP), University of Paderborn

"Anisotropic Acoustic Simulation of Short Glass Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics"
- Pascal Brandt, Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University

For more information, please see the Tentative Program for IPC 2017.

Dates and Location

Friday, May 27, 2016 | 8:00am – 5:00pm

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
330 N Orchard St, Madison, WI, USA 53715

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16th Annual International Polymer Colloquium

General Information

This event is hosted by Professor Tim Osswald, Professor Tom Turng and Professor Natalie Rudolph from the Polymer Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Annual International Polymer Colloquium brings together polymer professionals from America, Asia and Europe to discuss topics regarding advancements in polymer technology. There will be keynote sessions, technical forums, and poster exhibitions, all of which will provide you with the latest technical developments in the subject.

The 16th International Polymer Colloquium will be dedicated in honor of UW-Madison alumus, Tom Mohs, the founder of Placon, Inc.