World Polymer Congress - June 24-29, 2012 - Virginia Tech Campus - Blacksburg, VA - USA


Virginia Tech - Invent the Future ACS - Chemistry for Life

Gold Level Sponsor
Eastman Kraton - Giving Innovations Their Edge
Sabic NSF
Celanese Office of the Vice Presidend of Research
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Silver Level Sponsor
Bayer MaterialScience Solvay Specialty Polymers - More products with More Performance
Momentive Corp Henkel
P&G BASF Chemical
Arkema Dupont
American Chemical Society - Division of Polymer Chemistry PMSE
ICTAS - Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at Virginia Tech
Bronze Level Sponsor
Exxon Mobil Chemical Exxon Mobil Research and Engineering
Bausch and Lomb 3M
Wyatt Technology Corporation Toray - Innovation by Chemistry
Virginia Tech - College of Natural Resources and Environment Fralin - Living Science
IBM Virginia Tech Chemical Engineering
Virginia Tech - College of Natural Resources and Environment Sustainable Biomaterials
GE- Imagination at Work LORD
Virginia Tech

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Virginia Tech

Department of Chemistry
Additional Sponsors
CLIPS Kimberly-Clark
CLIPS Macromolecules
ACS MacroLetters BioMacromolecules
ALDRICH Material Science Polymer Journal

We are pleased to announce that Virginia Tech will host the 2012 World Polymer Congress (WPC) of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) on June 24-29, 2012 - "Enabling Technologies for a Safe, Sustainable, Healthy World". This biennial conference (with 1,500 to 2,000 attendees) is the premier gathering of the international polymer community for presenting and discussing new developments in polymer science and engineering which will be the foundation for important advances in the critical technologies important to the health and sustainability of world-wide societies.

We are honored to be able to host this conference which has had recent venues of Paris (2004), Rio de Janeiro (2006), Taipei (2008), and Glasgow (2010). Holding the WPC on our beautiful campus in Blacksburg maintains the tradition of the conference, when in the USA, of locating at university venues with internationally recognized programs in polymer science and engineering, i.e. University of Massachusetts (1980) and Akron University (1994).

Hosting an event of this magnitude and importance requires an enormous commitment from Virginia Tech and especially for the faculty, students, and assistants of the Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute. The WPCs have traditionally received strong industrial support which is primarily used to cover travel expenses for plenary and invited lecturers as well as assisting in travel grants for students and faculty from underdeveloped nations. Therefore we must call on all of our industrial partners and friends for their financial assistance with this conference. We have outlined some suggested donation levels and the magnitude of appreciation that we can provide for each donation level.

Gold Level - $20,000

  • Free exhibit booth
  • Recognition in the program booklet and on web
  • Free registration for two
  • Free short course for two
  • Seat at head table and recognition at banquet

Silver Level - $10,000

  • Free exhibit booth
  • Recognition in the program booklet and on web
  • Free registration for one
  • Free short course for one

Bronze Level - $2,000

  • Recognition in the program booklet and on web
  • Half-price registration for one
  • Half-price short course for one

We certainly hope we can count on you to support this important and worthy endeavor at Virginia Tech.

Download a sponsorship form: macro2012-s.pdf

If you would like to be a sponsor of this event and would like to contribute at another level, please feel free to contact us. We'll be glad to discuss options with you.

IUPAC MACRO Industrial Fund Raising Co-Chairs
Professor Tim Long, MII -
Professor Richard Turner, MII -


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