Georgia, Tbilisi, 9-13 September 2018

On September 9-13, two members of the NEWEX project, Janusz Sikora and Łukasz Majewski, participated in the 26th edition of the international scientific conference PolyChar World Forum on Advanced Materials, which took place in Tbilisi (Georgia).

The main thematic scope of the conference included testing properties and processing of polymeric materials. Over 60 participants attended the conference, presenting over 70 scientific papers in the form of lectures or posters. During the conference, the members of the NEWEX project presented the results of the research and project work carried out so far in the form of two posters. The first of them entitled ” Analysis of the present and new solutions of the adjustable grooved feed section of the extruder” discussed previous constructional models of the grooved feeding zone of the extruder as well as the new solution developed in the NEWEX project. The second work entitled “Microscopic evaluation of the halloysite nanotubes dispersion in the polyethylene matrix” described the results of the studies presenting the nanoparticle dispersion in a polymer matrix obtained on a conventional single screw extruder, which will be a comparative point for future investigations of an innovative extruder with active rotational sleeve of the barrel. Both works aroused keen interest among the conference participants, and their authors had to answer numerous questions. Participation in PolyChar 26, in addition to the presentation of research results, was also an opportunity to promote the project among researchers from outside the European Union who came to conferences from such countries as Russia, Japan, Armenia, Georgia or the United States.

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