The Polymer Group Switzerland and the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) voted in favour of a merger of their organisations at their most recent general meetings. The approximately 300 members of PGS were admitted as members of the newly created SCS Polymers and Colloids Division (DPC). This brings the membership of SCS to nearly 3000 and represents a new field of activity for the society. Former PGS President Dr. Christian Quellet (Givaudan) is now President of DPC and a member of the SCS Board.