Welcome to POLYTRIB 2020



We regret to inform you that the 4th International conference on Polymer Tribology PolyTrib 2020 has been postponed to a later date due to the current situation with the coronavirus outbreak.

Even though the conference was set to take place a few months away, we feel that the current pandemic will still significantly affect the world in September and make travelling difficult or unsafe for many of our international attendees.

Since many conferences change their dates at this time, it is now difficult to predict a suitable new date in order to avoid interference with relevant large events. Once the situation becomes more clear, we will set a new conference date and year, which will be announced here on the website.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.


We appreciate your understanding and support.

On behalf of the organising committee,

Prof. dr. M. Kalin, conference chair

Ljubljana, 15th of April 2020


The 4th International conference on Polymer Tribology

28th – 29th September 2020

Hotel Astoria Bled, Bled, Slovenia


The use of polymeric materials in tribological applications has become increasingly common within the past few decades and the trend is sure to continue due to their many advantages. 

Bled20_homeThe growing demand for polymer-based tribological contacts requires continuous improvement and optimization of polymer production and product design.

Several aspects of polymer tribology must therefore be better understood to ensure the best possible friction and wear performance for the application, which is the main goal of this conference.

After three successful PolyTrib conferences with 70 – 80 participants from 20 different countries, coming from both research institutes and the industrial sector, the 4th PolyTrib conference aims to enlarge the audience even further.

The goal is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge in polymer tribology, a field rather under-represented at conferences before now, by bringing together cutting-edge research and novel manufacturing and sales practices from all over the world.


The conference will host several esteemed invited keynote speakers, regular technical and poster sessions, exhibitions and social events, as well as a programme for accompanying persons. 

In addition there will also be an International workshop titled "The effect of carbon reinforcements in Polymer Tribology" and a Session dedicated to polymer gears.

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