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The High Polymer Research Group is grateful to the following companies and organisations for their support of our 2024 conference Polymers in an Age of Datar, our 62nd annual conference:

GOLD sponsors:

Digital Science is a technology and AI company that creates solutions that support decision making and collaboration across all parts of the global research community. Our vision is of a future where a trusted and inclusive research ecosystem drives progress for all. We are creating the next generation of research tools by working in partnership with domain experts, including both physical and chemical sciences, to help overcome the global challenges that we face as a society. Research is being published at an unprecedented pace and we are all drowning in data! We create tools that help to locate, consume and trust content that can then be used directly in research, to make decisions or to communicate finding more clearly.

Take a look at digital-science.com to find out more about our industry solutions: Dimensions, Ontochem, Metaphacts and Overleaf.

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership to achieve profitable growth and deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Dow operates 104 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $55 billion in 2021. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries.

For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom.

SILVER sponsors:

UNILEVER is one of the world's largest consumer goods companies, driven by our purpose to make sustainable living commonplace. 3.4 billion people in 190 countries use one or more of our branded Personal Care, Beauty and Wellbeing, Home Care, Nutrition or Ice Cream products every day. We have had a very strong record in innovation ever since Lord Lever industrialised soap manufacture over 100 years ago. In 2021 we spent €847m on R&D employing over 5,000 experts in 60 countries building on a portfolio of 20,000 patents protecting our ideas. A significant proportion of that effort is devoted to ensuring our products are fully sustainable and kind to our planet without compromising the needs and expectations of our consumers. We are proud to say 50% of senior R&D roles are held by women and 70% of our innovations are enabled through a global network of innovation partners.

Polymer Chemistry The home for the most innovative and exciting polymer chemistry, with an emphasis on the synthesis and applications of polymers.

RSC Applied Polymers The application of natural and synthetic polymers. A gold open access journal with all fees currently waived.

Soft Matter An interdisciplinary journal focusing on innovative soft matter topics through original research and reviews.

BRONZE sponsors:

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron. Whether it’s fragments of ancient paintings or unknown virus structures, at the synchrotron, scientists can study their samples using a machine that is 10,000 times more powerful than a traditional microscope.

Diamond is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, and its pioneering capabilities are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research.

Xenocs provides complete solutions for characterizing the nanostructure and morphology of materials to help our customers in their research, development, and production of advanced materials.
The product portfolio of the company includes innovative high performance instruments that combine Small and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering techniques (SAXS/WAXS), and associated software.

Co-founded in 2000 by Peter Høghøj and Frederic Bossan, as a spinoff company from the Institute Laue Langevin, in Grenoble, France, Xenocs supplies its solutions to leading research and development institutions around the world, both academic & industrial.
Xenocs has subsidiaries in the US, China and Denmark, and work closely with a strong network of distributors worldwide ensuring local support and close contact to customers.

Visit our website on www.xenocs.com

Polymers is an Open Access Polymer Science Journal offering an interdisciplinary forum for publishing papers which advance the fields of (i) polymerization methods, (ii) theory, simulation, and modeling, (iii) understanding of new physical phenomena, (iv) advances in characterization techniques, and (v) harnessing of self-assembly and biological strategies for producing complex multifunctional structures.

ACS Publications' commitment to publishing high-quality content continues to attract impactful research that addresses the world’s most important challenges.

Asynt: Providing world-leading technologies for scientific research, Asynt's unique range of innovative products and services are developed by chemists for chemists.
Our highly versatile DrySyn heating blocks provide brilliant thermal performance without the associated risks of using standard oil-based systems and, when teamed with the Asynt CondenSyn air-condenser, will not only help save the environment but will also save you money.
Our other areas of expertise include sample preparation, pressure reactors, parallel synthesis, Flow Chemistry, Photochemistry, evaporation and purification and our fully-customisable ReactoMate jacketed reactor systems allow scale-up from 100mL up to 100L, providing a safe and simple solution to your process development needs.

At Asynt we are committed to investing in new technologies that respond to the real demands of industry and academia. Effective. Sustainable. Safe.

CRODA: Croda create, make and sell speciality chemicals that industries and consumers everywhere depend on. Croda are driven by a focus on our customers, collaborative working, and the ability to think differently, to find new and sustainable ways to satisfy unmet needs. Croda are a global company with over 6,100 passionate employees in manufacturing sites, laboratories and offices worldwide, working with a shared Purpose: using smart science to improve lives.


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The High Polymer Research Group is grateful to the following companies and organisations for their support of our 2024 conference Polymers in an Age of Data, our 62nd annual conference:

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