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In 2005 the first International Conference on Polymeric Materials in Automotive was organized in Bratislava starting new tradition of events reflected steeply rising importance of automotive industry in Slovakia. That is related to the presence of dominant investors in Slovakia, namely Volkswagen, PSA, Kia and Jaguar Land Rover and including a number of other companies – suppliers of plastics and rubber parts being a significant part of them – building up new facilities in the country. The appreciated feature of the PMA series consists in a fact that, although targeted to polymeric materials used in automotive industry, the scope of the conference is kept highly scientific. Thus, new ideas have been presented, many of these being far away from industrial application, still contributing significantly to a progress in the area.

Similar to the first International Conference on Polymeric Materials in Automotive PMA 2007, PMA 2009, PMA 2011, PMA 2013, PMA 2015, PMA 2017 and PMA 2020 the upcoming International Conference on Polymeric Materials in Automotive PMA 2023 is targeted on various aspects related to plastics and rubber in the automotive industry, with the aim to present and discuss innovative approaches towards new polymer products increasingly having a decisive influence on the design and appearance of new generation of cars. Almost over 1000 participants from 27 countries attended the PMA conferences which were ranked as successful and interesting.

International scientific conference on rubber, Slovak Rubber Conference, used to be organized every year by the Rubber Research Institute of Matador Púchov. From 2005 this traditional event is held as a part of the International Conference on Polymeric Materials in Automotive and this will be the case also for PMA 2023 organized together with the 25th Slovak Rubber Conference in Smolenice Castle.


Ivan Hudec (organization)
Ivan Chodák (scientific committee)


Plastics and rubber-based materials for application in automotive industry


    • Plastics and Rubber Materials for Exterior and Interior
    • New Polymers, Composites and Hybrid Materials
    • Thermoplastic Elastomers
    • Additives and Modifiers for Plastics and Rubber
    • Environment and Green Technology
    • Materials and Procedures for Tire Technology and Rubber Goods
    • Advances in Testing of Polymeric Materials
    • Recycling of Plastics and Rubber Waste