ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry, Inc.

1075 Life Science Circle, MC 0917

(at campus at Virginia Tech)

Blacksburg, VA  24061

phone: 540-231-3029

fax: 540-231-2588



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The program will be developed as we get closer to the event.


Sun- Late afternoon for Registration, welcome remarks, programming, and reception
Mon – Full day of programming with extended afternoon break for site seeing/networking and evening networking reception
Tue – Full day of programming and evening poster session/networking reception
Wed – Half day of programming


Fluoropolymers are enabling materials which find applications in critical technologies from energy conversion, to microelectronics and photonics, to extreme environment applications to biomaterials.  Traditional fluoropolymer technology is nearly 65 years old and it maintains a growth rate above the US GNP. In addition to perfluoropolymers, partially fluorinated polymers will continue to impact a wide range of technologies as better control of their unique optical, electronic, processing, extreme environment stability, and surface properties is achieved. This will be the 11th biennial FLUOROPOLYMER conference hosted by the Division of Polymer Chemistry.

Topics will include

  • Fundamental and advanced technology tutorials

  • Monomer and polymer synthesis and mechanisms

  • Structure / property relationships

  • Coatings and surfaces

  • Biological and biomedical applications

  • Membrane and filtration

  • Energy applications (storage, conversion, transmission)

  • Photonic, optical, and electronic applications

  • Industrial elastomers and plastics

  • Composites, hybrids, and interphases    

  • Semi-fluorinated polymers for emerging applications

  • Environmental impact and regulatory status

  • Reactive and energetic materials (very popular since started at FP2012)

  • Advanced manufacturing such as additive manufacturing

  • Recycling