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.



The 5th International Conference on Polymer Tribology, PolyTrib 2024, will be held in Portorož, Slovenia on October 3rd and 4th, 2024.

The first 10 years of the PolyTrib (20142024) have served as a pivotal gathering point for polymer tribology experts from both academia and industry. The first few conferences were hosted biennially in various locations across Slovenia, but was decided in 2022 to become an alternating conference between Slovenia and Sweden every two years. Accordingly, the 2022 venue was in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Polytrib 2024 will spotlight the latest advancements in polymer tribology research, spanning its broad scope and tailored applications across various industries. Key topics include polymer wear, automotive and gear applications, sustainability in polymer-based materials, energy sector uses, recycling strategies, and the circular economy within tribological components made from polymeric materials. Discussion will also include biobased polymer composites, solid lubricants, 3D printed polymers, polymers in hydrogen technology, and biotribology.

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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