News & Notices
A Symposium and New Award
a new agreement, the IUPAC
Polymer Division and DSM Innovation Center B.V. will organize
a symposium on performance materials to be held during each biennial
IUPAC World Polymer Congress. A Performance Materials Award in the
amount of EUR 50 000 also will be presented during one of the plenary
sessions of the congress program at each symposium. DSM will cover the
cost of the symposium, including speakers fees and travel costs,
and any technical equipment required.
A six-member Nomination Committee will nominate candidates for the
Performance Materials Award. DSM and IUPAC will each be represented
by two members on the Committee, and DSM will also appoint two independent
members. The Judging Committee for the award will be comprised of three
members representing DSM and two members representing IUPAC. A DSM representative
will chair both committees. The award will be presented at the next
three World Polymer Congresses. IUPAC and DMS will evaluate whether
future awards will take place.
<announcement published in Chem.
The 2008 World Polymer
Congress in Taipei from 29 June to 4 July <www.pst.org.tw/macro2008>