Polymer Testing focuses on the testing, analysis and characterization of polymer materials, including both synthetic and natural or biobased polymers. Novel testing methods and the testing of novel polymeric materials in bulk, solution and dispersion is covered. In addition, we welcome the submission of the testing of polymeric materials for a wide range of applications and industrial products as well as nanoscale characterization.

The scope includes but is not limited to the following main topics:

Novel testing methods and Chemical analysis
• mechanical, thermal, electrical, chemical, imaging, spectroscopy, scattering and rheology

Physical properties and behaviour of novel polymer systems
• nanoscale properties, morphology, transport properties

Degradation and recycling of polymeric materials when combined with novel testing or characterization methods
• degradation, biodegradation, ageing and fire retardancy

Modelling and Simulation work will be only considered when it is linked to new or previously published experimental results.

Editorial board


  • Ulf Gedde
    Dept. of Fibre and Polymer Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 56-58 Teknikringen, Plan 3, Room 365, 100 44, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mikael Hedenqvist
    Dept. of Fibre and Polymer Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 56-58 Teknikringen, Plan 3, Room 365, 100 44, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Matthias Jaunich
    Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und Prüfung (BAM), Unter den Eichen 87, 12205, Berlin, Germany
  • Dong Qiu
    Inst. of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Zhongguanchun, 100190, Beijing, China
  • Nandika D’Souza
    Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, TX 76203-5017, USA
  • Hezhou Liu
    School of Materials Science & Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1954 Hua Shan Road, 2000030, Shanghai, China

Editorial Board

  • Filippo Berto
    Norwegian University of Science & Technology NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  • Otávio Bianchi
    Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brazil
  • Nicolas Boyard
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Nantes CE, France
  • Roger Brown
  • Oisik Das
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Eliane Espuche
    Université Claude Bernard - Lyon I, Villeurbanne Cedex, France
  • Stefano Farris
    University of Milan, Milano, Italy
  • Martin Forrest
    Smithers Rapra, Shrewsbury, UK
  • Markus Gahleitner
    Borealis Polyolefine GmbH, Linz, Austria
  • Minna Hakkarainen
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Steve Hawley
    Shrewsbury, UK
  • Hanafi Ismail
    Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
  • Shinyoung Kaang
    Chonnam National University, Gwangju, The Republic of Korea
  • Kai Kaillio
    Volvo Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Peter Kusch
    Bonn-Rhein-Sieg Hochschule, Rheinbach, Germany
  • Joong Hee Lee
    Chonbuk National University, Jeonbuk, The Republic of Korea
  • Matteo Minelli
    Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  • Manjusri Misra
    University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Mirna A. Mosiewicki
    Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • Richard Pazur
    Quality Engineering Test Establishment, Dept. of National Defence, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Amir Masoud Pourrahimi
    Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
  • Xiaozhong Qu
    University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Beijing, China
  • Patricia Roumagnac
    LRCCP, Vitry sur Seine, France
  • Bernhard Schartel
    Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und Prüfung (BAM), Berlin, Germany
  • Jukka Seppala
    Aalto University, Aalto, Finland
  • Goran Spetz
    Elastocon, Brämhult, Sweden
  • Shigeo Suga
    Suga Test Instruments Co Ltd, Tokyo, Japan
  • Wim Van Paepegem
    Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  • Sven Wiessner
    Inst. für Polymer Forschung (IPF), Dresden, Germany
  • Rui Yang
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Yu. G. Yanovsky
    Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Masoud Yekani Fard
    Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA