Welcome to POLYTRIB 2024

The 5th International Conference on Polymer Tribology, PolyTrib 2024 will be held in Portoro┼ż, 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 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 aims to facilitate in-depth discussions on polymer-tribology, encompassing polymer production, applications, and user aspects. Over two days, the conference will feature lectures, technical presentations, poster sessions, exhibitions, and networking opportunities.

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.

Join us at PolyTrib 2024 to explore cutting-edge developments and their practical implications in polymer tribology. Taking place in October along the picturesque Slovenian coast, the conference provides a perfect chance to relax, discover stunning landscapes, and indulge in delightful local cuisine.


If you have any question or need further information, please contact us through polytrib@fs.uni-lj.si


Yours sincerely, 

Mitjan Kalin and Nazanin Emami

Conference Chairs

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