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.

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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)

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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.

Save the Date

In 2018 the international conference PolyMerTec18 takes place from June 13 to 15 on the campus of the university of Merseburg.

Conference Chairman

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

E-Mail: tagung(at)