International conference POLYTRIB

The International conference PolyTrib addresses the tribological challenges of polymer materials. 

Logotip_Polytrib_rumeniPolyTrib conference takes place every two years and addresses the tribological challenges of polymer materials. The conference aims to summarize the state of the art research activities in the field with specific focus on the needs and demands in the industrial sector. One of the key goals of Polytrib is to bring together and connect scientists from academia and industry to make a greater impact of polymer tribology in sustainable engineering.



PolyTrib 2022 took place on December 4-5th 2022, for the first time in Stockholm, Sweden. The 4th of edition of its history marked the beginning of the collaboration between Slovenia and Sweden, so the conference will be held interchangeably between Slovenia and Sweden every two years from now on.

In the program were 36 talks on very diverse topics related to the Tribology of polymers: from elastomers to high-performance polymers, from cryogenic to high temperatures in dry and lubricated conditions. Researchers from institutions from 12 different countries presented the newest findings of their work. The conference was co-chaired by Prof. Mitjan Kalin and Prof. Nazanin Emami. Ten invited speakers were present during the two days of the conference and highlighted the prospects of research on Tribology of polymers.

The next edition of PolyTrib will be held in 2024 in Slovenia.


Past conferences

POLYTRIB 2022 - 4th International conference on Polymer Tribology
Stockholm, Sweden, 4th-5ᵗʰ December 2022

POLYTRIB 2018 - 3rd International conference on Polymer Tribology
Portorož, Slovenia, 24th-25ᵗʰ September 2018

POLYTRIB 2016 - 2nd International conference on Polymer Tribology
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 13ᵗʰ-14ᵗʰ September 2016

POLYTRIB 2014 - 1st International conference on Polymer Tribology
Bled, Slovenia, 11ᵗʰ-12ᵗʰ September 2014