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16th International Polymer Colloquium

The 17th Annual International Polymer Colloquium will take place in Madison on May 5th, the Friday before the SPE-ANTEC Conference 2017. During this event, polymer professionals from America, Asia and Europe will come together 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.

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17th Annual International Polymer Colloquium


Society of Plastics Engineers Honors Osswald

Mechanical Engineering Professor Tim Osswald has received the Fred E. Schwab Education Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers.

Osswald, Consolidated Papers Foundation Chair sponsored by the Mead Witter Foundation, was one of four people honored by the SPE in 2016 for outstanding contributions to the plastics industry. The awards were presented May 22 at ANTEC 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Advancing Microcellular Polymers

Thanks to the research of Professor Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng, plastics can have applications in products ranging from eyeglass lenses to engineered tissues. Read More

To learn more about Professor Turng's research and the BIONATES Theme at the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery, click here.

Wisconsin Plastics Collaboration Yields Industry, Research Advances

For Kuo K. and Cindy F. Wang Professor of Mechanical Engineering Tim Osswald, the Wisconsin Idea is about taking the extra step.

Through his work with Baraboo, Wisconsin, company Teel Plastics, which manufactures a variety of plastic profiles, pipes and tubing, Osswald and his graduate students have solved sophisticated problems and developed a broader understanding of the plastics industry.

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Professorship Helps Launch High-impact Research, Grad Careers

natural fiber filled polypropylene glove compartment An endowed professorship played a big role in establishing UW-Madison as a leader in additive manufacturing teaching and research.

Tim Osswald, who holds the Kuo K. and Cindy F. Wang professorship, says the professorship’s annual discretionary funding gives him the resources to explore uncharted research directions that have the potential to yield high-impact breakthroughs. Because it’s very difficult to secure outside funding for these types of projects, the funding from the professorship is essential for jump-starting the initial research.

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Presentation on Natural Fiber Composite Materials

natural fiber filled polypropylene glove compartmentA natural fiber filled polypropylene glove compartment was presented in Berlin to the Federal German Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection as an application of a Natural Fiber Composite material. This work is funded by the Federal German Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection and has as project partners Ford Forschungszentrum Aachen GmbH, IAC (International Automotive Components) Group GmbH, Basell Polyolefine GmbH, Kunststoffwerk Voerde Hueck & Schade GmbH & Co. KG, Simcon Kunststofftechnische Software GmbH; M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH, Hochschule Hannover, Institut für Bio- kunststoffe und Bioverbundwerkstoffe (IfBB), Hochschule Bremen, Bionik-Innovations Centrum - AG Biologische Werkstoffe, Technische Universität Clausthal, Institut für Polymerwerkstoffe und Kunststofftechnik, Fraunhofer Institut für Betriebsfestigkeit und Systemzuverlässigkeit LBF, Darmstadt and the Polymer Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.