Programme booklet

Second circular


INSTITUTE OF MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY
ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY

CZECH CHEMICAL SOCIETY

 

DEGRADATION, STABILIZATION AND RECYCLING OF POLYMERS

PRAGUE, 14 - 17 JULY 2003


Prague Meetings on Macromolecules 64th meeting - 42st microsymposium

Degradation, Stabilization and Recycling of Polymers

PRAGUE, 14 - 17 JULY 2003

The organizers of the present meeting cordially invite you to Prague in the third week of July 2003. Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is a beautiful historical city that regained much of its old beauty in recent years. The weather in July is mostly pleasant between 25-30°C. For more information please visit the Web at http://www.prague-info.cz/ .

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The microsymposium is organized for experts from academia and industry interested in various aspects of polymer degradation and possible practical ways of its prevention. Emphasis will be also put on the latest achievements in research and industrial applications of polymer recycling. This meeting aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussions concerning environmental degradation of plastics, ways of minimizing waste production, measures to stimulate reuse and recycling of polymers and to contribute to cross-fertilization of ideas of polymer scientists and engineers based on the up-to-date knowledge.

TOPICS

  1. Degradation, stabilization and ageing of polymers
  2. Processing and melt stabilization of polymers, polymer blends and composites
  3. Testing and lifetime prediction of polymeric materials
  4. Polymer recycling - material and energy recovery

MAIN LECTURES

The following scientists have been invited to present main lectures:

SPECIAL LECTURES

About twenty special lectures (20 minutes each, additional 5 minutes for discussion) are to be presented at the Microsymposium.

If you wish to present a special lecture, please submit a brief summary along with the preliminary registration card to the P.M.M. Secretariat till 20th December 2002 (deadline shifted). In December 2002, the Microsymposium Programme Committee will inform the authors whether their lectures have been accepted. Both special speakers selected by the Program Committee and all the other participants can present their contributions as poster communications.

POSTER COMMUNICATIONS

Two poster sessions are planned (75-100 minutes each). The number of posters is not limited. Detailed information on the format of posters will be given in the Second Circular.

PUBLICATION

Summaries of invited main lectures, special lectures, and poster communications will appear in the Programme Booklet. Full texts of main and special lectures will be published in a special volume of Macromolecular Symposia.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Sessions:

All sessions of the meeting will take place in the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Heyrovského nám. 2, Praha 6.

Registration:

Full information and final registration form will be included in the Second Circular to be sent out before 15st February 2003 to all those who will preregister for the Meeting by returning the attached preliminary registration card or by the WWW form till 31st December 2002. The WWW form is at https://www.imc.cas.cz/sympo/g42ms.htm

Registration Fees

(approximate, including lunches): full fee CHF 650, student fee CHF 300 (available also for participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Yugoslavia), accompanying person fee CHF 300. Payment of fees should be made along with the final registration form submission.

Social Events:

All participants are invited to take part in social events to be specified in the Second Circular. A special programme will be arranged for registered accompanying persons.

Accommodation:

Accommodation will be available in a student dormitory within easy reach from the Institute by walk or by public transport. The accommodation is not included in any registration fee.

Visas:

A valid passport is required for entry into the Czech Republic. The visas are generally valid for three months from the date of issue; please note that your visa must be valid until the end of your stay in the Czech Republic. Visas are not required if participants come from countries with which the Czech Republic has a visa-free agreement (their official list can be found at URL http://www.czechembassy.org/wwwo/mzv/default.asp?id=7338&ido=7306&idj=2&amb=1)..

IUPAC sponsorship implies that entry visas will be granted to all bona fide chemists provided application is made not less than three months in advance. If a visa is not granted one month before the meeting, the IUPAC Secretariat should be notified without delay by the applicant.

DETAILED AND TOPICAL INFORMATION:

Additional information is given by links from this page https://www.imc.cas.cz/sympo/42micros.html

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42st Microsymposium of P.M.M.

under the auspices of the

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY
R.F.T. Stepto
President of the Macromolecular Division
MICROSYMPOSIUM CHAIRWOMAN
J. Kovářová

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

N.C. Billingham, A. Buekens, P. Hrdlovič, I. Fortelný

Organized by the

INSTITUTE OF MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

K. Ulbrich
Director of the Institute
D. Výprachtický
P.M.M. Head
J. Kahovec
P.M.M. Editor
J. Jůza
Assistant Editor
M. Srpová
P.M.M. Secretary
E. Grisová, M. Rodová
P.M.M. Assistant Secretaries
J. Brus
P.M.M. Technical Manager
D. Kotíková
P.M.M. Social Programme Manager

Address:

P.M.M. SECRETARIAT

Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Heyrovského nám. 2, CZ-162 06 Praha 6,
Czech Republic

Telephone: +420-296 809 332
Telefax: +420-296 809 410
E-mail: sympo@imc.cas.cz