LONDON, UK – April 1, 2015 – Element Materials Technology has announced a new partnership with NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, to host leading experts at its next biennial Oilfield Engineering with Polymers global conference scheduled for October 2016.

Since its inception in 1996, the Oilfield Engineering with Polymers Conference has grown to become one of the industry’s leading platforms for engineers to debate trends affecting thermoplastics; elastomers; and composite materials and components within the Oil & Gas sector. Last year, Element’s Engaged Experts were joined in London, UK by speakers from Baker Hughes, Statoil and Total in presenting to over 290 delegates, who represented the company’s key supply chain partners and industry Majors. 

Rod Martin, Element’s Executive Vice President, Oil & Gas, comments: “We are delighted to join forces with NACE for next year’s event. NACE is the world’s leading corrosion authority and this exciting new partnership is crucial for us to take the conference to the next level, enabling us to secure the attendance of a formidable group of experts. The growth of Element as a market leader in materials testing and product qualification testing services in Oil & Gas goes hand-in-hand with advancing the industry through the type of collaboration fostered by this inspiring thought leadership platform.”

Bob Chalker, CEO of NACE International, comments: “”NACE International is pleased to be working with Element to ensure the Oilfield Engineering with Polymers Conference provides its attendees with the insight of the world’s leading corrosion experts. We are looking forward to collaborating with Element to bring the conference attendees the valuable, high-quality information and insight they seek when they come to the event.”

Formerly known as the MERL Conference, Oilfield Engineering with Polymers 2016 will be the 10th of its kind and will take place in London, UK, with the date and venue to be announced later this year. 

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“This exciting new partnership is crucial for us to take the conference to the next level.”

Dr. Rod Martin

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