MPG Sustainable Polymers and Elastomers – call for papers

Thursday 27th April, 2023

The Dalton Room, Core Technology Facility (CTF),

University of Manchester

46 Grafton St, Manchester M13 9WU

The ever-growing concerns of the environmental impacts of plastics and elastomers, be that from local communities to national and international government and NGOs have become a prominent aspect of our daily life, particularly with the increasing focus on targets and the Circular Economy model.

The Manchester Polymer Group is, once again following covid restrictions, organising a full day of presentations and discussion on this highly topical theme. The Sustainable Polymers and Elastomers seminar will cover wide and varied aspects of the issues involved, such as, but not limited to; Collection, Sorting & Recycling; Standards Developments; Legislation & Testing; New Developments in Environmentally Friendly Plastics; Post-Consumer Waste.

The successful and cost effective format of previous MPG Seminars will be followed, with an all day event based on a mixture of papers, Table Top displays and networking opportunities.

Presenters will receive free registration with a 20 minute slot followed by a group Q&A session.

Delegate Charge:

  • IOM3 Member £40
  • Non-member £75
  • Student/Apprentice Free to include all Coffee/Tea breaks and Lunch Buffet.
  • Table Top £175 includes two delegates

If you would like to present a paper at this conference, then please confirm your intention by sending a title and short summary of your proposed paper by Friday 23rd December 2022 to the MPG contact below. We would welcome papers from academia, industry and under and post- graduate students.

To register your interest in offering sponsorship, taking a Table Top or attending please contact:

Dr Gary Ogden, Manchester Polymer Group


Tel: +44 7908 863727

Dr Gary Ogden, Technical Manager, Wells Plastics, has been involved with the Manchester Polymer Group for over 25 years, serving on the committee for over 20 years in various roles, and is the current Chair & Social Secretary. The Manchester Polymer Group is a Local Society of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, IOM3, with a management committee comprising active and retired industrialists and academics. Our remit is to promote the science and technology of polymers and rubbers in the greater North West region through the organisation of conferences, webinars and networking events. Wells Plastics is delighted to assist in the support of this important local educational group