BPG Annual Meeting 2015
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BPG Annual Meeting 2015

Houffalize, Belgium - May 18-19, 2015

The BPG organisers invite you to Houffalize on May 18 and 19 for the 2015 edition of the Annual Meeting of the Belgian Polymer Group!

The meeting will provide a forum to discuss all current topics in polymer science, both by industrials and academics. The meeting is also a platform for young Belgian polymer scientists to present their work via oral communications and posters. The programme is further strengthened by four invited lectures by internationally renowned speakers:

  • Prof. Pierre GASPARD (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)
  • Prof. Richard A. GROSS (RENSSELEAR POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE, Troy, United States)
  • Dr Johan LOCCUFIER (AGFA GEVAERT, Mortsel, Belgium)
  • Dr Jean-François LUTZ (INSTITUT CHARLES SADRON, Strasbourg, France)

At a broader level, the objective of the Belgian Polymer Group (BPG) is to promote contacts between key-players in the field of polymer science, both from industry and academia.

Recent events:

  • Ghent, 2014, 237 participants - 20th Anniversary edition
  • Houffalize, 2013, 185 participants 
  • Blankenberge, 2012, 171 participants
  • Houffalize, 2011, 190 participants 
  • Blankenberge, 2010, 157 participants 
  • Houffalize, 2009, 122 participants 
  • De Haan, 2008, 160 participants 
  • Houffalize, 2007, 140 participants 
  • Oostende, 2006, 180 participants

For more information on the Belgian Polymer Group please visit the BPG website.

More info on the 1st PIRE Workshop on Biobased Polymers and Materials in Belgium

This edition of the BPG Annual Meeting will be followed by the 1st PIRE Workshop on Biobased Polymers and Materials in Belgium that will take place at the same venue on May 20, 2015

The 1st PIRE Workshop on Biobased Polymers and Materials in Belgium will address the global challenge that many of the polymeric materials used in today's clean energy technologies come from unsustainable sources. While often thought of as only substitutes for liquid fossil fuels, biomass substances can serve as replacements for non-sustainable building blocks in many applications for polymeric materials.

During the Workshop and with the help of outstanding speakers, a special emphasis will be made on the use of biological-based polymeric materials to create sustainable replacements and improve material performance in high value-added, high performance applications, beginning with solar and wind energy devices from academic and industrial prospects.

Click on the link for more information and registration to the workshop.


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