As already at the last conference in 2016, the organizing committee has also this time the great pleasure to kindly invite the authors of oral and poster presentations to contribute with a full paper in a special issue of the scientific journal “Macromolecular Symposia” regarding the conference “PolyMerTec 2018”. The authors will be informed as soon as possible by e-mail how to prepare und submit their papers. More information will be also given on both homepages of the journal and the conference soon.


The program for the PolyMerTec18 (13th - 15th June at the campus of the University Merseburg) is now published at the following site:

Conference program

Registered lectures

The following colleagues have registered with lectures:

  • Kai Zhang
    Polymeric functional materials derived from modified polysaccharides
    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, GERMANY
  • Rameshwar Adhikari
    Structure–properties correlations of nano- and microstructured polymer materials
    Tribhuvan University Kathmandu, NEPAL
  • Christian Bonten
    Die Jahrhundertaufgabe – Ressourceneffizienz mit Kunststofftechnik
    Universität Stuttgart, GERMANY
  • Patricia Frontini
    Multi-axial constitutive models for large deformation behavior of rubbers and elastomers
    Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, ARGENTINA
  • Gert Heinrich
    About Phase Transitions and Temporal Changes in Filler Structures in Rubbers: Learning from Nature, Game Theory and Complex Systems
    Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden, GERMANY
  • Stepan Podzimek
    Multi-angle light scattering: an Efficient Tool Revealing Molecular Structure of Synthetic Polymers
    University of Parbudice, CZECH REPUBLIC
  • Jürgen Stampfl
    Schlagzähe Photopolymere für die lithographiebasierte additive Fertigung
    Technische Universität Wien, AUSTRIA




From now on you can register for the conference "PolyMerTec 2018" respectively for the 16th conference "Deformation and Fracture Behaviour of Polymers".

Togehter with Converia we provide an electronic registration system, which you can find using the following link:

Conference registration

In our flyer you will find the important facts about the conference:

Download link for the flyer for the PolyMerTec 2018

If you have questions or problems then pleas contact us:

Dr. Marcus Schoßig
Tel.: +49 (0)3461 46 2874
Fax: +49 (0)3461 46 2766

Book „Deformation and Fracture Behaviour of Polymer Materials“ published

Based on selected contributions presented at the first international scientific conference „Polymertec“ in 2014 the recently published book

W. Grellmann, B. Langer (Eds.): Deformation and Fracture Behaviour of Polymer Materials.
Springer Series in Materials Science 247, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg (2017)

covers some of the most recent advances in the deformation and fracture behaviour of polymer material. It provides deeper insight into related morphology–property correlations of thermoplastics, elastomers and polymer resins. Each chapter of this book gives a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art methods of materials testing and diagnostics, tailored for plastic pipes, films and adhesive systems as well as elastomeric components and others. The investigation of deformation and fracture behaviour using the experimental methods of fracture mechanics has been the subject of intense research during the last decade. In a systematic manner, modern aspects of fracture mechanics in the industrial application of polymers for bridging basic research and industrial development are illustrated by multifarious examples of innovative materials usage.

In the case that you have direct access, the scientific papers can be downloaded from

Proceedings of „PolyMerTec 2016“ now published as a special issue of Macromolecular Symposia

Regarding the international scientific conference „PolyMerTec 2016“ which took place in Merseburg in 2016, 23 selected contributions have been published in a special issue of the scientific journal Macromolecular Symposia in June 2017:

R. Lach, B. Langer, P. Michel (Eds.): Polymertec 2016, Special Issue of Macromolecular Symposia, Vol. 373/1, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (2017)

In the case that you have direct access to Macromolecular Symposia, the scientific papers can be downloaded from

Correspondingly to the positive response it is planed that scientific papers of contributions to be presented within the scope of the conference „PolyMerTec 2018“ may be published in Macromolecular Symposia again. After the conference the papers shall be directly submitted to Macromolecular Symposia (Polymertec 2018) and will be undergone an independent peer-reviewing process. Further information, such as the submission deadline, will be given at a later date.

Conference Chairman

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

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Important Dates


April 30th 2016

for Lectures:
      Feb. 28th 2018
      (notification about acceptance: March 16th 2018)

for Posters:
      March 30th 2018    

      March 15th 2018

Paper Submission:
      March 30th 2018

      as of  April 16th 2018

Conference Fees

- Regular Participants: 550,- EUR
- Presentation/Poster: 450,- EUR
- Members of AMK, IPW: 350,- EUR
- PhD Students*: 255,- EUR
- Bachelor and Master Students*: free
- Alumni of the HoMe**: free

- Day ticket***: 200,- EUR
- Conference Dinner on Wednesday, June 13, 2018: 30,- EUR
- Accompanying Person****: 50 EUR

* Verification is required** Alumni are graduates of the 1992 founded University of Applied Sciences Merseburg***Including exhibition and participation in special symposiums**** Admission to conference dinner on Wednesday and barbecue party on Thursday only

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