IMPORTANT UPDATE: POSTPONED to 18 - 20 of May 2021
International Conference on Polymers and Moulds Innovations
Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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Due to the recent spread of the COVID-19 virus in Europe and the World, the Organizing Committee has decided to postpone the 9th International Conference on Polymers and Moulds Innovations (PMI) to ensure the safety of all participants.

We acknowledge all the participants who already sent their abstracts and inform that they remain valid.

The submission of abstracts continues to remain open, and the new deadline for submission of abstracts is December 15, 2020.

Thank you so much for your understanding.

The organizing committee

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Since 2005 the International Conference on Polymers and Moulds Innovations (PMI) has been organized biennially in cooperation between the Centre for Polymer and Material Technologies at Ghent University, in Belgium and the Institute for Polymers and Composites at the University of Minho, in Portugal.

This 9th edition of PMI follows the trend of the previous editions on establishing a forum for academics and specialists from the industry worldwide exchanging the more recent developments in the multidisciplinary area of plastics product and tool development.

Specific areas of interest include: additive manufacturing, polymer processing, rapid tooling, product and tool development, materials for products and tools, and sustainable use of recycled polymers.

Following the steady evolution of previous editions it is expected that participants from more than 20 countries gather at Ghent University, Belgium. Their attendance at the conference will offer an excellent opportunity to disseminate the results of projects and research; to stimulate concepts or ideas; and to launch synergistic research collaborations for the future.

In 2021 the PMI conference will be hosted by Ghent University at the historical town of Ghent, Belgium, from 18 to 20 of May 2021.

PMI-9 will be organized in five symposia:
1. Additive Manufacturing
2. Recycling & Sustainable product development
3. Injection Moulding & Moulds
4. Extrusion-based processing 
5. Polymer & composite materials

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to: 
· Additive manufacturing 
· Advanced polymeric composites 
· Developments in polymer processing 
· Moulds and mould making innovations   
· Polymer recycling   
· Polymer processing simulation   
· Rapid tooling and Hybrid Moulds  
· Trends in product development 
· Rheology 
· Sustainable polymer processing  

 

For more information, the conference secretariat is available at pmi@ugent.be