The regional meeting for the Americas of the Polymer Processing Society took place in Charleston, SC, USA, on 26 -29 October, 2008. It was organised by Douglas Hirt of Clemson University at the Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films (CAEFF), a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center that comprises a partnership among Clemson University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Clark Atlanta University. HSR members attended the meeting and presented the following papers:

  • Simulation of Structure in Flow of Poly-Tetra-Fluoro- Ethylene (PTFE) Paste Through Contractions, E. Mitsoulis, T. Zisis, S. G. Hatzikiriakos
  • The Role of Viscosity, Elasticity and Surface Tension on Polymer Particle Coalescence, J. Vlachopoulos, E. Takacs