The Federation of Asian Polymer Societies (FAPS) is an association of Asian organizations participating in activities related to polymer science, engineering, and technology. FAPS was founded in December 2007 and began its official operation from 2008 with four funding member societies of China, India, Japan, and Korea. To date, FAPS has grown to 14 member societies from all over Asia, including Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The objectives of FAPS are to contribute to the advancement of polymer science and technology in all aspects, to promote continuing cooperation among the polymer scientists in the member societies, and to work with other international organizations tackling the polymer subjects.
FAPS Polymer Congress is a biennial scientific meeting that gathers the polymer researchers from around the world to discuss the recent advances and explore the future trends in polymer science and technologies. The first FAPS Polymer Congress was held in Nagoya, Japan in 2009. This was followed by the 2nd meeting in Beijing, China in 2011, the 3rd in Bangalore, India in 2013, the 4th in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2015, the 5th in Jeju, Korea in 2017, and the 6th in Taipei in 2019. The 7th meeting will be held in Vladivostok, Russia in 2021.
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