The 8th International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC)
is postponed until futher notice.

August 2021

In light of the recent events concerning COVID-19, and following the recommendations from health authorities, the ICPC Committee has decided to postpone the celebration of the 8th International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization. The top priority is to help prevent the spread of the virus and act responsibly towards the community’s health. The new date is still undefined and will be announced once it is safer for all the attendees and participants to travel and gather. The venue will continue to be Valencia, Spain. Registration is still available online, and call for papers is open.

This conference is organised specifically for researchers in the polyolefin industry and will cover all of the most important topics of polyolefin characterisation. This important event is the only one of its kind and has steadily gained prestige and popularity among the community because it brings the world’s finest experts together with scientists looking to exchange experiences and know-how specific to characterisation techniques.

As in every edition, the quality of the contents is carefully put together so that new, as well as repeating participants can find it of value to their work and professional trajectory. This edition’s technical program will be comprised of: Separation and fractionation, molecular structure and properties, morphology, thermal analysis, rheology, and spectroscopy.

As part of the conference program, a Short Course on Polyolefin Separation Techniques is also scheduled for October 25, at the same venue. This one-day intensive course is an ideal way to learn the main concepts about polyolefin microstructure, GPC basics and applications, chemical composition distribution (CRYSTAF, TREF and CEF), cross fractionation, high temperature HPLC and Preparative Fractionation.

With previous editions held in Houston, Valencia and Shanghai, it is expected that the third Valencia based conference will be as well received as the previous events. The last ICPC had participation from more than 150 attendees who represented the major players in polyolefin characterisation from 16 countries.

Throughout all previous conferences, the ICPC has received the support of leading chemical, polymer, research and instrumentation companies including Agilent Technologies, Borealis, Braskem, Chevron Phillips, The Dow Chemical Company, the Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI), ExxonMobil, SABIC, Lyondellbasell, Malvern Instruments, Polymer Char, Tosoh Bioscience, Polymer Standards Service, Postnova Analytics, Progression Inc., SCG Chemicals, Shenhua, Waters Corporation or Wyatt Technology.

As with the previous events, the conference will have a posters session, exhibition area and vendor speeches.

The conference will be accompanied by Posters Sessions, a Booth area and Vendor speeches. 
Call for papers is now open. 

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