The following key topics, in particular related to polymer gears, but not excluding other related subjects will be a focus of the conference:

  • Friction and wear of polymer materials
  • Polymer materials, composites and nano-composites for tribological application
  • Lubrication and tribochemistry of polymers and boundary layers
  • Adhesion, interfaces, wetting and surface energy
  • Topography and surface integrity
  • Environmental aspects of polymers and relation to tribology
  • Nanotechnology in polymer tribology
  • Modelling and design
  • Testing techniques and methodology
  • Manufacturing aspects
  • Tribological applications, polymer components