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Macromol. Symp., Vol. 216, 2004, pp. 1-306

Pacific Polymer Conference

8th Pacific Polymer Conference
Bangkok, Thailand, 24-27 Nov 2003

Symposium Editors: P. Supaphol and S. Tantayanon
Wiley-VCH, 2004, pp. 1-306
ISBN 3-527-31049-5


The biennial Pacific Polymer Conference is the official conference co-hosted by the Pacific Polymer Federation (PPF) and the polymer organization of the host country. The PPF was founded in 1987 to encourage and facilitate interactions among polymer organizations of the country members along the Pacific. Current country members are Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States (ACS and APS) and Vietnam. Since the establishment of the PPF, the Pacific Polymer Conference has already taken place on eight occasions.

On this occasion, the Pacific Polymer Conference was held in the city of Bangkok from November 24 to 27, 2003. The 8th Pacific Polymer Conference (PPC-8) was a tremendous success both in terms of the number of scientific contributions of around 440 contributions including both oral and poster presentations and the number of international participants of around 350 from 31 countries. The scientific programs of the conference consisted of one symposium on hydrogels and nine sessions on functional and synthetic polymers, natural and green polymers, polymer blends and composites, polymer colloids and interfaces, polymer engineering, processing, and characterization, polymer crystallization and structural development during processing, elastomers and rubbers, macromolecular architecture, and industrial and imaging polymers.

All of the selected contributions that are present in this special volume of Macromolecular Symposia are good representatives for manifesting the quality and scientific merit of all of the contributions to the PPC-8. On behalf of the organizing committee, we hope that readers find the information published herein is of use to some extent.

P. Supaphol
S. Tantayanon


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