Chemistry, characterization, processing, application and environmental impact


January 23 - 25, 2023

Enschede, the Netherlands

The course is postponed, visit the website later for the new date!


Rapid deterioration of the quality of our natural environment, a growing need of using finite resources, and recent legislation directed tremendous attention to natural polymers, plastics recycling, macromolecular biodegradability, and circular economy approaches, including also elastomers. This course aims at selected areas of related challenges and will bring participants in these areas to the current level of the state of the art.


Who should attend?

The course is designed for practitioners in polymer science and technology, as well as for industrial managers to enhance and upgrade relevant knowledge. Young researchers and graduate students are also welcome.

The course is organized under the auspices of Polymer Center Twente.



The course is designed for 20 participants attending the lectures. Space is limited for the hands-on section (first comes-first served).

Course attendance fee

Days 1-2 (lectures): 1,800 € + 21% VAT = 2,178 €

Day 3  (hands-on): 800 € + 21% VAT = 968 

Dinner with round-table discussion on day 2 is included. The fee also includes course handouts, lunch, and coffee breaks.

Graduate students (MSc, PhD with proof of registration) receive a discount of 40 % (limited space will be available).

Terms of registration

500 € pre-payment of the registration fee is required, which is fully refundable until December 31, 2022.

Registration deadline: December 16, 2023

Deadline of full fee payment: January 15, 2023.

Substitutions may be made at any time. Should the course be cancelled for any reason, the liability of the organizers is limited to the reimbursement of the course fee. Enrolment is restricted.

University of Twente (Universiteit Twente), Building Carré

The campus of the University of Twente is located in the Twente region, between the cities of Hengelo and Enschede:

Address of course location:

Hallenweg 23, 7522 NH, Enschede, the Netherlands



Participants are responsible for their own hotel booking. Special rates for accommodation are offered at the Fletcher Hotel, Enschede 

This hotel is located across the campus, walking distance to the course location.

Download the course flyer

Download the Plastics and Sustainability Course flyer.