Books and Journals

MRE Cover  Macromolecular Reaction Engineering is one of the rare journals dedicated to engineering issues in the field of polymer science.

Soares_Cover Click on the link for access to a free copy of the first chapter of  Polyolefin Reaction Engineering.  This book takes a look at how polyolefins are made, how to model and measure reaction kinetics, reactors, evaluate polymer properties….  It’s aimed at polymer chemists, plastics technologists, process engineers,the plastics industry, chemical engineers, and materials scientists (OK, yes, we wrote it, but it’s still pretty good).

Web Sites

PRE-JPG.jpgPolyolefin Reaction Engineering Linked In page – sign up to keep abreast of developments in our field, new courses, conferences, etc.

DPI_logo_defDutch Polymer Institute – Polyolefins Cluster.  The DPI runs a pre-competitive high level research program in the area of polyolefins.


INCOREPINCOREP – International Conference on the Reaction Engineering of Polyolefins.  A high level conference dedicated to issues in polyolefin production, reactors, characterisation, and related issues.

APO 2015The World Polyolefin Conference will be held in Parallel with the Asian Polyolefin Conference from 23-27 November, 2015.  This important even will cover many aspects from chemistry through to reaction engineering and processing.

APOAdvances in Polyolefins.  Conference held biannually in Santa Rosa California that takes a critical look at the field of olefin polymerisation from both a commercial and academic point of view…  and it doesn’t hurt that it is in the Sonoma Valley at a VERY nice time of the year.

SPE .  International Polyolefins Conference 2015, “Four Decades of Advancing Polyolefins Technology.

ICPC_Polyolefin_Conference_logoInternational Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC) was held in Valencia in September of 2014, and the next is foreseen for Shanghai in the fall of 2016.  Check out their linkedin page for future updates.