Welcome to the Polymer Society Website


This Society exists to support the polymer supply chain by providing a focus for the exchange of knowledge on all aspects of polymer production, processing and applications. Our activities cover all professional, technical and educational issues.


Stuart Patrick Chairman Plastics and Rubber Division

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All individuals and companies in the polymer industry, or other individuals and companies who have an interest in materials are encouraged to join the Institute to take advantage of the many benefits of individual membership or company membership.


The Society’s interests cover all technical, educational and professional considerations relating to polymers and materials where polymer content is significant. These interests cover all of our members working in polymer manufacture, processing, design, applications, end-use and end of life.
Please see our contents page for further information.The Society reports to the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining’s Industry and Technology Policy Board.


The Society will focus on both external and internal roles:

• Externally we are the ‘polymer face of the Institute’ to link with industry, trade associations, Government, UK innovation and learning infrastructure, media and conference organisations and other relevant national and international bodies to encourage and support membership of the Institute. We will promote professional activities relevant to the career development and job needs of all members and encourage younger members to take an active role in their industry.

• Internally we will promote the subject of polymers and provide the focus within the Institute for the polymer community by advising the Institute and dealing with policy issues on matters concerning the polymer sector. We will also influence the formulation and implementation of the Institute’s policies to meet the needs of members in this sector.

Please see our Annual Report for further information on our role

The purpose of this website is to introduce the Board and its members and to highlight our activities. We hope that you find it useful and welcome any constructive feedback.

Stuart Patrick
Chair, Plastics and Rubber Division Board & PVC Committee

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