75 Years of Polyethylene: Past Successes and Future Challenges-2008-03-26

Event details: 
Title: 

75 Years of Polyethylene: Past Successes and Future Challenges

Event dates: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Description: 

A one-day meeting to mark the 75 years of scientific and technological development since the discovery of polyethylene by Reginald Gibson and Eric Fawcett on 27 March 1933.
A series of presentations on the Discovery, Developments and Challenges of polyethylene together with the unique opportunity to visit the Plastics Exhibition in the Science Museum and see the original equipment used by Gibson and Fawcett in the discovery of polyethylene.

Event type: 
Meeting
Language: 
English
Event location: 
Queen's Gate
London
SW7 5HD
United Kingdom
Event position: 
Organizer details: 
Contact name: 
Sherrie Foo
Organization: 
Centre for Advanced Microscopy
Location: 
University of Reading
Reading
RG6 6AF
United Kingdom
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Posters deadline: 
Friday, March 21, 2008
Keynote speakers: 

Harold Fielding, Jamie Hobbs (Sheffield), Peter Hine (Leeds), Walter Kaminsky (Hamburg), John Sale (British Polythene Industries) and Simon Sutton (Dow)

Session titles: 

History and Challenges,
Scientific Developments, Poster Session and
Processing and Applications

Additional information: 

The meeting will start at 11am (10.15am onwards for registration and close at 5.45pm). Registration is £90, £45 for students and includes the registration and refreshments including lunch.

Sponsors: 

The MacroGroup,
the Polymer Physics Group of the Institute of Physics,
the Science Museum,
the Society of Chemical Industries and the
Centre for Advanced Microcopy