The Polymer Society is one of the 22 technical communities within the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). IOM3 is the professional body for the international materials, minerals and mining science and engineering community, having a substantial proportion of its 18,000 members within the polymer sector. It is the largest body of its kind in Europe, representing a powerful combination of scientific, technical and human resources linking the worlds of industry, government, research and academia.