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Polymer links


British Plastics Federation

British Rubber and Polyurethane Products Association

British Tyre Manufacturers Association

European Chemical Industry Council

European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers

European Plastics Converters

International Rubber Study Group

Plastics Europe

Packaging and Films Association


see also UK industry organisations & trade associations (Plastics & Rubber) on main IOM3 website



BP Educational Service

Chemical Industry Education Centre

Cogent Sector Skills Council 

Design and Technology Association

Design Innovation in Plastics Student Design Award 

History of Rubber

Plastics Historical Society

Polymer Science Learning Centre

Royal Academy of Engineering

see also Educational Resources on main IOM3 website


Publications including On Line

British Plastics & Rubber

Chem Week

European Plastics News

European Rubber Journal 

Plastics Today

Plastics and Rubber Weekly

Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering

Plastics Technology 

SPE Industry Update



European Plastics Recycling

Green Facts

PVC and Sustainability

Plastics Recycling - Recoup


Professional Institutes and Societies

Institute of Chemical Engineers

The Macro Group UK (a joint venture between the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Chemical Industry)


Society of Plastics Engineers


Institute of Physics - Polymer Physics Group

see also UK Professional Institutes and Societies on main IOM3 website


Guild and Livery Company

Worshipful Company of Horners



IOM3 Job Listings

Listgrove Ltd Jobs


Other Links

The IOM3 Main Links Page


Materials Knowledge Transfer Network

The Polymer Group, part of the Materials Community of the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), is funded by the Innovate UK to put companies or individuals with ideas, into contact with research providers (universities, colleges and institutes), to direct them to sources of information and to providers of research grants. The Polymer Group has a team of specialists who can help you get started on these collaborations. They have collective expertise in plastics, rubbers, processing and applications as well as extensive knowledge of how to put collaborative projects together.
This is the entry point for information and opportunities to meet like-minded people in the polymer community who have something in common – a desire to forge partnerships that will help them solve problems and make progress.