The success of the AFMC is driven by the cooperative partnership between The University of Akron and companies engaged in the manufacture and use of polymer products. The center projects seek to address pre-competitive needs of the members as well as to train graduate students in desirable skillsets for a potential labor force pipeline. Member companies also get to engage with faculty and students that are working in areas related to the theme thrusts during semi-annual member meetings. The annual member fees go primarily towards partially funding students on these projects as well as the associated consumables with these projects selected with the anonymous input of the member company representatives.
Membership fees are $10,000 annually. We are in the process of setting up a web-based payment system to better streamline the process for joining the AFMC. In the meanwhile, we will send an invoice for the AFMC membership along with payment instructions based on the information below.