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

Editors

  • Roger Brown
    Brownhill House, Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire, UK, SY4 1LR
  • Ulf Gedde
    Dept. of Fibre and Polymer Technology, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Teknikringen 58, SE 100-44, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mikael Hedenqvist
    Dept. of Fibre and Polymer Technology, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Teknikringen 58, SE 100-44, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Matthias Jaunich
    Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und Prüfung (BAM), Unter den Eichen 87, 12205, Berlin, Germany

Associate Editor

  • Dong Qiu
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, 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
  • 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
  • Hezhou Liu
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • 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
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 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
  • Yu. G. Yanovsky
    Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Masoud Yekani Fard
    Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA