Call for papers


POLYMERIS, the French Competitiveness Cluster for Rubbers, Plastics and Composites, organized a Project Emergence Day of its Scientific Committee, entitled " Polymer Materials & Sensoriality ".

This scientific event will take place on November 24th, 2021 in the area of Bordeaux (precise place to be defined).

Many industrial sectors such as mobility (automotive, aeronautics, railways), sports, health, packaging or textile industry are already using the sensory properties of materials to develop new functionalities and create new objects in order to seduce and increase the well-being and comfort of consumers/users.

The perception of materials and the sensory interactions related to the five senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste) depend on each human being and his or her emotional background. To innovate, it is important to take into account many physical but also psychological factors.

What is the difference between perception and sensation? How can we develop materials with the specific properties expected by the consumer? How is the sensoriality of materials characterized?

In order to initiate solutions to meet these industrial needs, the Project Emergence Day will focus on all materials and characterization methods developed to satisfy consumer expectations.

In this context, presentations of technical innovation are expected and will show a close link between new polymer materials/processes/characterization tools and sensory design perceived by the 5 senses that are: sight (appearance, shine, color, texture, transparent/opaque, stone/wood imitation,...); smell (fragrance, masking of certain odors, artificial nose, olfactory typing, olfactory marking,... ); hearing (acoustics/music, sound attenuation/improvement, sound ambiance,...); taste (texture, mechanical properties, tongue contact, neutral, tasteless,...) as well as touch (smooth/hard, haptic device, velvet touch, soft grip, rough, tactile,...).

Manufacturers or researchers from the academic world, if you are interested in issues related to this theme and for which polymer materials play a role, we invite you to respond to this call and to come and present a scientific or technical communication on November 24th.

This day will also be a unique opportunity to meet all the stakeholders concerned by this theme.

In parallel to the technical presentations, a time will also be planned to give the opportunity to a selection of speakers to "pitch" innovative technological solutions or research skills related to the issues addressed during the day.

The cluster's team will get back to you once the form has been completed in order to discuss the matter and validate your proposal, in consultation with the cluster's Scientific Committee.

Submit your proposal
Deadline: 10 September 2021

Amélie BRU-CHAMBET : / +33 (0)7 72 32 41 62
Martin PAJOT : / +33 (07) 88 05 08 60

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