On behalf of the Polymer Processing Society, Empa is pleased to announce
the 38th International Conference, to be held in St.Gallen, Switzerland on
May 22-26, 2023.

St.Gallen is internationally known as an educational location and a city of
innovation. It offers ideal conditions to host conferences and meetings,
combining modern infrastructure with its historical old-town architecture,
the impressive abbey of St.Gallen and its idyllic parks.

We are now ready to receive your abstracts for oral and poster presentations.
Please consult our Circular for more information.


Please save the date and join us, we would be pleased to welcome you
in St.Gallen!


With warm regards,

Organizing Committee


Rudolf Hufenus

Edith Perret

Hania Curjel


International Conference of Polymer Processing Society, Olma Messen St.Gallen, Switzerland

Picture Newsletter


Four exciting guided tours to discover the eastern part of Switzerland:

Tour 1 (Tuesday) - WATER:
Boat Trip and Flower Island of Mainau (full day program)

Rail journey St. Gallen - Romanshorn
Boat trip to Mainau Island
Visit and lunch
Boat trip back to Romanshorn
Rail journey to St. Gallen

120,00 CHF per person
(Included services: Tour guide, Rail journey from St. Gallen to Romanshorn and back, Day ticket lake Constance boat trip, Admission and guided tour on the Flower Island of Mainau (Germany))

Detailed program and registration

Tour 2 (Wednesday) - AIR:
Aescher and Ebenalp (full day program)

Bus ride from St. Gallen to Wasserauen
Cable car ride to Ebenalp
15 min walk through Wildkirchli Cave to Aescher (Destination of a lifetime according to National Geographic)
Guided tour "Cave Bears and Hermits"
Lunch at Ebenalp
Return by cable car
Bus ride to Appenzell
Visit "Appenzeller Alpenbitter" / Visitor Centre Brauquöll / Appenzell Village
Bus ride back to St. Gallen

120,00 CHF per person
(Included services: Tour guide, Transfer with Comfort bus, Cable car ride Ebenalp and back, Lunch at the Ebenalp, Visit to the Appenzeller Alpenbitter)

detailed program and registration

Tour 3 (Thursday) - FIRE:
World of sound (full day program)

Bus ride from St. Gallen to Alt St. Johann
Visit of the sound forge. The adventure tour starts in the middle of the village where you have the chance to watch the blacksmith's work.
Chairlift ride to Alp Sellamatt
Hike on the "Route of Sound" to Iltios (1.5 hours). Alternative for non-hikers possible.
Return by funicular railway
Bus ride back to St. Gallen

140,00 CHF per person
(Included services: Tour guide, Transfer in comfort bus, Guided tour at the Klangschmiede, Ride with the cable car to alp Sellamatt, Lunch, Guided hike, Trip with the funicular railwayto Iltios)

detailed program and registration

Tour 4 (Friday) - EARTH:
Textilland Classic in an Oldtimer Bus (half day program)

Start in St. Gallen
Discover the important textile heritage of Eastern Switzerland in an Oldtimer Bus: Textile Museum, Saurer Museum, Forum Würth

70,00 CHF per person
(Included services: Tour guide, Transfer by Oldtimer bus, Admission to the textile Museum, Admission and guided tour of the Saurer Museum, Boat trip from Arbon to Rorschach)

detailed program and registration
For more tourist attractions in St. Gallen and surroundings please visit http://st.gallen-bodensee.ch/en/experiences.html

Important Dates

Call for abstracts September 1, 2022
Abstract submission deadline November 30, 2022
Notification of acceptance February 28, 2023
Early registration deadline          March 15, 2023
Full paper submission deadline June 30, 2023


Conference Chair Rudolf Hufenus, Empa, Switzerland
Conference Co-Chair  Edith Perret, Empa, Switzerland
Administration Hania Curjel, Empa, Switzerland
Organization Polymer Processing Society
  Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Olma Messen St. Gallen, Switzerland
St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus, Switzerland
General Symposia Injection molding and molds

Frank Ehrig, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Hans-Peter Heim, Universität Kassel, Germany
Roberto Pantani, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Albert Van Bael, KU Leuven, Belgium
Krzysztof Wilczyński, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Hiroshi Ito, Yamagata University, Japan
John Vlachopoulos, McMaster University, Canada
Andrew N. Hrymak, Western University, Canada

Rubber and elastomers
Robert Eberlein, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Sven Wießner, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden, Germany
Phan Trung Nghia, Hanoi University of Science & Technology, Vietnam
Young Wook Chang, Hanyang University, Korea
Ali-Asgar Katbab, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
Kinsuk Naskar, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Yeampon Nakaramontri, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Li Jia, The University of Akron, USA

Fibers and films
Fabien Sorin, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland
Michael Buchmeiser, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Sanjay Rastogi, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Takeshi Kikutani, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Yurong Yan, South China University of Technology, China
Xungai Wang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Abdellah Ajji, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Konstantin Kornev, Clemson University, USA

Foams and membranes
Volker Altstaedt, University of Bayreuth, Germany
José Ignacio Velasco, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Ernesto Di Maio, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Shu-Kai Yeh, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Luiz A. Pessan, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
Chul B. Park, University of Toronto, Canada
Benjamin Hsiao, Stony Brook University, USA

Polymer composites
Paolo Ermanni, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Frank Clemens, Empa, Switzerland
Mosto Bousmina, Université Euromed de Fès, Morocco
Alexander Bismarck, University of Vienna, Austria
Samuel Kenig, Shenkar College of Engineering & Design, Israel
Tim A. Osswald, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
M. Cengiz Altan, University of Oklahoma, USA
Hani E. Naguib, University of Toronto, Canada

Mixing and compounding
Daniel Schwendemann, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Christian Hopmann, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Bruno Vergnes, MINES ParisTech, France
Wei Yu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Sabu Thomas, Mahatma Gandhi University, India
Joseph H. Koo, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Pablo Raimonda, Universidad de la República de Uruguay, Uruguay

Morphology and structural development
Edith Perret, Empa, Switzerland
Peter Van Puyvelde, KU Leuven, Belgium
Ines Kühnert, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden, Germany
Milo Shaffer, Imperial College London, UK
Masayuki Yamaguchi, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Uttandaraman Sundararaj, The University of Calgary, Canada
Frej Mighri, Université Laval, Canada
Patrick C. Lee, University of Toronto, Canada

Polymer blends and alloys
Clemens Holzer, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
Udo Wagenknecht, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden, Germany
Abderrahim Maazouz, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, France
Khalid Lamnawar, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, France
Hossein Nazokdast, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
Johan Verbeek, University of Auckland, New Zealand
João Maia, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Per Magnus Kristiansen, University of Applied Sciences & Arts FHNW, Switzerland
Petra Pötschke, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden, Germany
José A. Covas, University of Minho, Portugal
Phil Coates, University of Bradford, UK
Satinath Bhattacharya, RMIT University Melbourne, Australia
Hathaikarn Manuspiya, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Mukerrem Cakmak, Purdue University, USA
Luyi Sun, University of Connecticut, USA

Polymerization and synthesis
Frank Nüesch, Empa, Switzerland
Dorina Opris, Empa, Switzerland
Tony McNally, University of Warwick, UK
José M. Kenny, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy
Dagmar R. D'hooge, Ghent University, Belgium
Yusuf Menceloglu, Sabanci University, Turkey
Sadhan C. Jana, University of Akron, USA

Modeling and simulation
Ali Gooneie, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Jean-François Agassant, MINES ParisTech, France
Evan Mitsoulis, National Technical University Athens, Greece
Patrick D. Anderson, Eindhoven University of Technology , The Netherlands
Toshihisa Kajiwara, Kyushu University, Japan
Chao-Tsai Huang, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Franco Costa, Autodesk, Australia
Fardin Khabaz, University of Akron, USA

Polymer recycling
Rudolf Koopmans, Hochschule für Technik & Architektur Freiburg, Switzerland
Kim Ragaert, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Valérie Massardier-Nageotte, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, France
Juan F. Rodriguez, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Anup K. Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Ica Manas-Zloczower, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Functional additives and reactive processing
Sabyasachi Gaan, Empa, Switzerland
José-Marie Lopez-Cuesta, Centre des Matériaux, IMT Mines d'Alès, France
Guo-Hua Hu, Université de Lorraine, France
Suprakas Sinha Ray, DST/CSIR Nanostructured Materials, South Africa
Peter Halley, University of Queensland, Australia
Costas Tzoganakis, University of Waterloo, Canada
Marianna Kontopoulou, Queen's University, Canada

Rheology and characterization
Jan Vermant, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Giuseppe Titomanlio, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Paula Moldenaers, KU Leuven, Belgium
Nino Grizzuti, University of Naples, Italy
Kyung Hyun Ahn, Seoul National University, Korea
Krishnamurthy Jayaraman, Michigan State University, USA
Sebastião V. Canevarolo, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos, University of British Columbia, Canada

Manfred Zinn, HES-SO Valais-Wallis, Switzerland
Petr Saha, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Miroslawa El Fray, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland
Jean-Marie Raquez, University of Mons, Belgium
Sylvain Caillol, National School of Chemistry Montpellier, France
Joung Sook Hong, Seoul National University, Korea
Jorge Alberto Medina, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Caroline Schauer, Drexel University, USA

Special symposia Additive manufacturing
  Manfred Schmid, Inspire AG, Switzerland
Christian Brauner, University of Applied Sciences & Arts FHNW, Switzerland
Dietmar Drummer, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Hesheng Xia, Sichuan University, China

Kevin T. Turner, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Weinan Xu, University of Akron, USA

Medical applications
René Rossi, Empa, Switzerland
Carsten Werner, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden, Germany
Luc Avérous, University of Strasbourg, France
Shih-Jung Liu, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Masami Okamoto, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan
Lih-Sheng Turng, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Polymers at surfaces and interfaces
Manfred Heuberger, Empa, Switzerland
Pierre Jousset, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Sonja Neuhaus, University of Applied Sciences & Arts FHNW, Switzerland

Rainer Dahlmann, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Upendra Natarajan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Tohid Didar, McMaster University, Canada
Mark D. Foster, University of Akron, USA

Bernd Nowack, Empa, Switzerland
Denise Mitrano, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Pavani Cherukupally, Imperial College London, UK
Youn-Joo An, Konkuk University, Korea
Nathalie Tufenkji, McGill University, Canada
Flavia Cesa, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Soft Robotics
Ardian Jusufi, Empa, Switzerland
Stefano Mintchev, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Robert F. Shepherd, Cornell University, USA
Cecilia Laschi, National University of Singapore
Inkyu Park, KAIST, Korea
Hongliang Ren, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Yong-Lae Park, Seoul National University, Korea

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