The Polymer Competence Center Halle-Merseburg (KKZ), the Institute of Polymeric Materials e.V. (IPW), the foundation Academy Polymer Innovations of Central Germany (AMK) and the University of Applied Sciences Merseburg (HS Merseburg) invite to the international scientific conference

from June 15th to 17th 2016

at the Campus Merseburg.

The PolyMerTec16 is the continuation of the tradition-rich series of conferences „Polymeric Materials“ with a newer and stronger orientation to polymer engineering. Under the auspices of the University of Applied Sciences Merseburg, the conference takes place in 2016 together with the 15th conference Deformation and Fracture Behaviour of Polymers.

The „PolyMerTec“ is based on the polymeric value chain. The main focuses are:

  • Polymer Synthesis & Development of Plastics
  • Plastics Technology & Polymer Processing
  • Polymer Analytics, Plastics Testing & Polymer Diagnostics
  • Polymer Applications & Polymer Products

The lectures are classified in 11 groups:

  • Biopolymers (Prof. Dr. Andreas Heilmann, Prof. Dr. Markus Pietzsch)
  • Charaterization of Plastic Materials (Prof. Dr. Valentin Cepus)
    • Characterization
    • Instrumental analytics
    • Polymer analytics
  • Deformation & Fracture of Polymers (Prof. Dr. Beate Langer, Dr. Ralf Lach)
    • Polymer testing
    • Fracture mechanics toughness characterization of polymers
    • Hybrid methods of polymer testing and polymer diagnostics
    • Non-destructive testing
    • Ultrasonic testing equipment
    • Long-term behaviour and ageing
  • Polymers for Solar Technology (Prof. Dr. Jörg Bagdahn)
  • Polymer Blends & Nanocomposites (Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Radusch)
    • Heterogeneous polymer systems
    • Interface interaction
    • Thermodynamic compatibility
    • Compatibilisation
    • Nanofillers
  • Structure & Morphology (Prof. Dr. René Androsch)
    • Morphology/properties/application
    • Bio-based materials
    • Medical implants
    • Materials of power engineering
  • Plastic Fiber Composites (Prof. Peter Michel)
  • Rubber & Elastomers (Dr. Katrin Reincke)
    • Synthesis
    • Structure development
    • Compounding
    • Modelling
    • Ageing and durability
    • Testing and characterization
    • Applications
  • Recycling of Plastics (Prof. Dr. Mathias Seitz)
  • Rapid Prototyping (Dipl.-Ing. Dietmar Glatz, Dipl.-Kffr. Kathrin Schaper-Thoma)
  • Damage Analysis (Prof. Dr. Ines Kotter)
    • Damage analysis and component diagnostics

Additionally, an exibition of scientific equipment as one important part of the conference completes the programme.

We cordially call interested colleagues to be a part of the conference course and to promote the scientific discussion with lectures and poster contributions.


Prof. Dr. Beate Langer
Prof. Dr. Peter Michel

Conference Chairman

Prof. Dr. Beate Langer
Prof. Dr. Peter Michel

E-Mail: tagung(at)ipw-merseburg.de

Important Dates

Deadline for Lecture / Poster
April 30th 2016 (Lecture)
April 30th 2016 (Poster)

Paper Submission
April 30th 2016

Conference Fees

Conference incl. Conference Dinner and Proceedings:

Participation Fee:
  550,- EUR

Academic staff, members of universities or research institutions:
  450,- EUR

Members of AMK and IPW: 350,- EUR

Day Ticket: 200,- EUR