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2017
Name Place
Understanding the trade-offs in optimized methods for novel automated
polyolefin production QC instrumentation.

ISPAC 2017.
A. Ortín
Linz, Austria
Recent Developments in the Characterization of Polyolefins.
European Polymer Federation.
A. Ortín
Lyon, France
2016
Name Place
Fully Automated Intrinsic Viscosity Measurement in Polyolefins.
SPE International Polyolefins Conference 2016, "Global Interdependence".
P. Del Hierro
Houston, USA
4th Blue Sky Conference on Catalytic Olefin Polymerization.
New tools in the characterization of complex Ethylene-Propylene copolymers.
B. Monrabal
Sorrento, Italy
Chevron Phillips 2016 Polyethylene Information Exchange Meeting.
Solutions for Polyolefin Analysis.
The Woodlands, Texas (USA)
Analytica
25th International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology
and analytica conference

Munich, Germany
2015
Name Place
World Polyolefin Conference
B. Monrabal
Tokyo, Japan
ISPAC
B. Monrabal
Houston, USA
Bringing high temperature GPC capability to the polyolefin production plant for enhanced process control.
SPE, International Polyolefins Conference “Four Decades of Advancing Polyolefins Technology”.
A. Ortín
Houston, USA
Advances in High Temperature Polyolefin Characterization
ARABLAB
R. Úbeda
Dubai, UAE

2014
Name Place
Separation of Polyolefin Copolymers by Crystallization and Adsorption techniques.
27th International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization
B. Monrabal
Les Diablerets, Switzerland
Caracterización de la microestructura de resinas complejas de Polipropileno por técnicas de cristalización y adsorción cromatográfica.
2das. Jornadas sobre la Caracterización de Polímeros, LATEP
B. Monrabal
Madrid, Spain
Análisis automático de la fracción soluble-amorfa en resinas de PP por un sistema TREF.
2das. Jornadas sobre la Caracterización de Polímeros, LATEP
A. Ortín
Madrid, Spain
New Polypropylene Characterization tools R&D and Production QC laboratories.
SPE International Polyolefins Conference,"The Polyolefin Renaissance"
B. Monrabal.
Houston, USA
Full Automation of Soluble Fraction Measurement in a Simple Approach Especially Suitable for Quality Control in Polypropylene Plants
PITTCON Conference & Expo 2014
B. Monrabal.
Chicago, USA
Analytica
24th International Trade Fair for Laboratory, Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology, and analytica Conference.
To be confirmed.
Munich, Germany

2013
Name Place
Microstructure Characterization of Polyolefins: New advances in Crystallization and Adsorption Chromatography Techniques.
5th International Conference on the Reaction Engineering of Polyolefins (INCOREP). Celebrating 50th Anniversary of the Ziegler-Natta Nobel Prize, and the 60th Anniversary of the First Patent on Polyethylene.
B. Monrabal.
Ferrara, Italy
Lecture about Polyolefin Microstructure Characterization.
Asian Polyolefin Workshop (APO) 2013.
B. Monrabal.
Beijing, China
Automated Tool for Determination of Solubles, Viscosity and Ethylene Content in PP and Copolymers, Aimed at QC Labs in Manufacturing.
SPE International Polyolefins Conference 2013.
A. Ortin.
Houston, TX, U.S.A.
Development of new Packing Materials for the analysis of Polyolefins by Interaction Chromatography. Comparison of Adsorption Chromatography and Crystallization techniques.
6th International Symposium on the Separation and Characterization of Natural and Synthetic Macromolecules (SCM-6).
B. Monrabal.
Dresden, Germany

2012
Name Place
Characterization of Polyolefins Seminar: Characterization, Properties and Technical Solutions.
Jornada Técnica de Caracterización de Poliolefinas: Caracterización, Propiedades y Soluciones Técnicas.

Held by AIMPLAS Plastics Institute and Polymer Char.
Organizado por AIMPLAS y Polymer Char.

A. Ortin, B. Monrabal, P. del Hierro.
Brochure
Paterna, Valencia, Spain
Characterization of Chemical Composition across Molar Mass Distribution in Polyolefin Copolymers by GPC-IR using a Filter-based IR Detector.
4th International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC).
A. Ortin.
The Woodlands, TX, U.S.A.
Advances in Thermal Gradient Interaction Chromatography (TGIC) and Crystallization Techniques for Composition Analysis in Polyolefins.
4th International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC).
B. Monrabal.
The Woodlands, TX, U.S.A.
Polymer Char High Temperature GPC-IR with integrated IR5 MCT for Polyolefin Analysis: a Breakthrough in Sensitivity and Automation.
4th International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC).
A. Ortin.
The Woodlands, TX, U.S.A.
TREF, CRYSTAF and CEF.
Short Course on Polyolefin Characerization Techniques.
4th International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC).

B. Monrabal.
The Woodlands, TX, U.S.A.
Cross-Fractionation Techniques.
Short Course on Polyolefin Characerization Techniques.
4th International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC).

A. Ortin.
The Woodlands, TX, U.S.A.
Preparative Fractionation.
Short Course on Polyolefin Characerization Techniques.
4th International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC).

B. Monrabal, P. del Hierro.
The Woodlands, TX, U.S.A.
Advances in Microstructure Characterization of Polyolefins.
Organized by SABIC, DSM and Lanxess Elastomers.

Chemelot International Polyolefins Symposium (CIPS 2012).
Organized by SABIC, DSM and Lanxess Elastomers.

B. Monrabal.
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Analytical and Engineering Advances in High Temperature Gel Permeation Chromatography.
Chromatography On-line, LC•GC Webcasts.
A. Ortin, J. Sancho-Tello.
Webcast Advert
On-line.
8th International Colloquium on Heterogeneous Ziegler-Natta Catalysts.
JAIST, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.
北陸先端科学技術大学院大学。

B. Monrabal.
Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
Seminar on Polyolefin Characterization Techniques.
-全国塑料标准化技术委员会及各分会 2011 年年会暨测试技术研讨会
China National Technical Committee on Plastic Standardization.

D. Shi, Beijing Yiluda Electromechanical Equipment Company.
Kaifeng, Henan, China
A New High Temperature GPC-IR for Increased Stability, Improved Sensitivity, and Compostion Measurement in Polyolefins.
SPE International Polyolefins Conference 2012.
A. Parrott.
Houston, TX, U.S.A.

2011
Name Place
ExxonMobil Chemical European Science and Engineering Symposium (ESEP Programme).
ExxonMobil Chemical European Technology Center.
B. Monrabal.
Machelen, Belgium
Techniques for Polyolefins Microstructure Characterization.
Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).
A. Ortin.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Significance of Microstructure in Polyolefins Performance: Characterization Tools.
61st Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering (CSChE) Conference.
B. Monrabal.
London, Ontario, Canada
The importance of Microstructural Characterization in Polyolefin´s Development. An Overview of Modern Separation techniques.
11º Congresso Brasileiro de Polimeros (CBPol).
B. Monrabal.
Campos do Jordão, SP, Brazil
Novel Analytical Tools for Detection and Quantification of Short Chain Branching Variations across Molar Mass Distribution in HDPE.
Advances in Polymer Science and Technology (APST).
Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU).

A. Ortin.
Linz, Austria
New Techniques for the Characterization of Polyolefins.
Polyolefin Industry Seminar organized by Deutsches Kunststoff-Institut (DKI).
A. Ortin.
Darmstadt, Germany
New tools in the Characterization of Polyolefin Microstructure.
Advances in Polyolefins 2011. American Chemical Society.
B. Monrabal.
Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Improving Characterization of Polyolefins by High temperature Gel Permeation Chromatography: developments in instrumentation and detection techniques.
Asian Polyolefin Workshop (APO).
A. Ortin.
Bangkok, Thailand
Microstructure Characterization of Polyolefins by High Temperature HPLC.
European Polymer Congress 2011 (EPF).
B. Monrabal.
Granada, Spain
Analysis of Polyolefins. An Overview of Modern Separation Techniques.
FlexPO 2011, 18th International Conference on Monetizing Polyolefin Innovations in Asia.
B. Monrabal.
Shanghai, China
Recent Developments in the Characterization of Polyolefins.
ISPAC, 24th International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization.
B. Monrabal.
Torino, Italy
High Temperature HPLC Analysis of Polyolefins by Solvent Gradient
and Thermal Gradient Intertaction Chromatography.

SPE International Polyolefins Conference 2011.
A. Ortín.
Houston, TX, USA

2010 Top
Name Place
Crystallization Elution Fractionation and Thermal Gradient Interaction Chromatography.
Techniques comparison.

3rd International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC).
B. Monrabal, N. Mayo.
Shanghai, China
TREF / CRYSTAF / CEF.
Short Course on Polyolefin Characterization Techniques.
3rd International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC).
B. Monrabal.
Shanghai, China
Cross Fractionation.
Short Course on Polyolefin Characterization Techniques.
3rd International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC).
A. Ortín.
Shanghai, China
Preparative Fractionation.
Short Course on Polyolefin Characterization Techniques.
3rd International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC).
B. Monrabal.
Shanghai, China
ポリオレフィン分析用 高温 GPC 装置の改良による精度、操作性の向上.
Improvements in Instrumentation for High Temperature Size Exclusion Chromatography
for Polyolefins to enhance precision and reduce manpower.

JAIMA - SIS 2011.
H. Sato, S.A.S. Corp.
Tokyo, Japan
Advances of Polyolefin Characterization.
FlexPO 2010, 17th International Conference on Showcasing, Asian Polyolefin Innovations.
Chemical Market Resources.
B. Monrabal.
Beijing, China
GPC-IR, the New Generation in High Temperature GPC / SEC.
Polymer Char Press Conference 2010.
61th Pittsburgh Conference & Expo (Pittcon).
R. Úbeda.
Orlando, FL, USA
Improvements in Instrumentation for High Temperature Size Exclusion Chromatography
to Enhance Precision and Reduce Manpower.

61th Pittsburgh Conference & Expo (Pittcon).
J. Sancho-Tello.
Orlando, FL, USA
Investigation on the Microstructure Characterization of Polyolefins.
SPE International Polyolefins Conference 2010.
Society of Plastics Engineers.
B. Monrabal.
Houston, TX, USA

2009 Top
Name Place
Microstructure Characterization of Polyolefins: Techniques Required.
Seminar at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
R. Úbeda.
Beijing, China

2008 Top
Name Place
Microstructure Characterization of Polyolefins: MWD, CCD and Separation.
Polyolefin Thermoplastics: Advancements & Innovations.
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals.
B. Monrabal.
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Advances in Crystallization Elution Fractionation.
2nd International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC).
B. Monrabal.
Valencia, Spain
TREF / CRYSTAF / CEF.
Short Course on Polyolefin Characterization Techniques.
2nd International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC).
B. Monrabal.
Valencia, Spain
Preparative Fractionation.
Short Course on Polyolefin Characterization Techniques.
2nd International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC).
B. Monrabal.
Valencia, Spain
Non SEC Separations of Synthetic Polymers.
American Chemical Society Meeting.
B. Monrabal.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Automated Cross-Fractionation Instrument.
59th Pittsburgh Conference (Pittcon).
B. Monrabal.
New Orleans, LA, USA
High Temperature GPC-IR Instrument.
59th Pittsburgh Conference (Pittcon).
J. Sancho-Tello.
New Orleans, LA, USA

2007 Top
Name Place
Polyolefins Microestructure. New Analytical Tools to characterize Complex
Polyolefin copolymers.

5th International Workshop on Heterogeneous Ziegler-Natta Catalysts.
B. Monrabal.
Ishikawa, Japan
Microstructure Characterization of Polyolefins.
Advances in Polyolefins 2007.
American Chemical Society.
B. Monrabal.
Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Caracterización de la Microestrutura en Poliolefinas Complejas. Distribución Bivariable.
1er Encuentro sobre Poliolefinas de Arquitectura Controlada (EPAC).
Instituto de Estructura de la Materia.
CSIC, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.
B. Monrabal.
Madrid, Spain

2006 Top
Name Place
Microstructure Characterization of Polyolefins. New analytical tools to analyze
the bivariate distribution.

International Xiangshan Science Conference.
B. Monrabal.
Xiangshan, China
Development of an Automated Cross Fractionation Apparatus TREF-GPC for a Full
Characterization of the Bivariate Distribution in Polyolefins.

1st International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC).
A. Ortín.
Houston, TX, USA
Crystallization Elution Fractionation, a New Separation Process for Polyolefin Resins.
1st International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC).
B. Monrabal, L. Romero, N. Mayo, J. Sancho-Tello.
Houston, TX, USA
TREF and CRYSTAF Analysis of Polyolefins.
Short Course on Polyolefin Characterization Techniques.
1st International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC).
B. Monrabal.
Houston, TX, USA
Composition - Molar Mass Dependence.
Short Course on Polyolefin Characterization Techniques.
1st International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC).
B. Monrabal.
Houston, TX, USA
Microstructure Characterization of Complex Polyolefins.
CRYSTAF, TREF and New Analytical techniques.

Polyolefin and Rubber Seminars.
University Rey Juan Carlos.
B. Monrabal.
Madrid, Spain
Seminar on Polyolefin Characterization.
BRICI, Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry –Sinopec-.
B. Monrabal, R. Úbeda.
Beijing, China
The significance of the Chemical Composition Distribution in Complex Polyolefins.
4th East Asian Polymer Conference. X
B. Monrabal.
Tianjin, China
Development of a High Sensitivity Infrared Detector Based on TE-Cooled MCT Technology
for Analysis of Composition-Molar Mass Dependence on Polyolefins by GPC-IR.

57th Pittsburgh Conference (Pittcon).
B. Monrabal.
Orlando, FL, USA

2005 Top
Name Place
The significance of the Chemical Composition Distribution in the new Polyolefins
TREF and CRYSTAF.

Asian Polyolefin Workshop (APO).
B. Monrabal.
Nara, Japan
Microstructure Characterization of Polyolefins. Importance of the Chemical Composition
Distribution and development of fast analytical techniques.

1st International Conference on the Reaction Engineering of Polyolefins (INCOREP).
B. Monrabal.
Lyon, France
Microstructure characterization of Complex Polyolefins.
2nd Analytical Network Seminar. Borealis Group.
B. Monrabal.
Stenungsund, Sweden

2004 Top
Name Place
Microstructure Characterization of Polyolefins. TREF and CRYSTAF.
17th International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization (ISPAC).
B. Monrabal.
Heidelberg, Germany

2003 Top
Name Place
Microestructure Characterization of a Complex Polypropylene Copolymer.
A multidisciplinary approach with prep. fractionation, GPC, TREF and CRYSTAF techniques.

16th International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization (ISPAC).
B. Monrabal, P. del Hierro, N. Mayo.
Baltimore, MD, USA.

2002 Top
Name Place
Analysis of the Composition – Molecular Weight Dependence in Polyolefins
by Attachment of an Infrared Detector to a GPC.

15th International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization (ISPAC).
B. Monrabal, A. Ortín, L. Romero.
Enschede, The Netherlands

2001 Top
Name Place
Characterization of Complex Polyolefins: Chemical Composition and Molecular
Weight Dependence.

4th Annual UNESCO School and South African IUPAC Conference on Macromolecules
and Materials Science.

B. Monrabal.
Stellenbosch, South Africa
New Advances in Olefin Polymerization Technology.
Polymer Char Head Office.
Paterna, Valencia, Spain.

2000 Top
Name Place
Combination of CRYSTAF and TREF with Mass Detector and Viscometry
for the Characterization of Polyolefins Copolymers.

International GPC Symposium 2000.
B. Monrabal, A. Ortín, P. del Hierro, L. Romero.
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Importance of the Chemical Composition Distribution in Polyolefins. Introduction
of new analytical TREF-CRYSTAF instruments with LS and Viscometry detectors.

13th INTERNAT. Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization (ISPAC).
B. Monrabal, A. Ortín, L. Romero.
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

1999 Top
Name Place
Significance of the Chemical Composition Distribution.
Characterization of Complex Polyolefins.
University of Mons.
B. Monrabal.
Mons, Belgium

1998 Top
Name Place
Composition and Molecular Weight dependence in Characterization of Complex Polyolefins.
International GPC Symposium 1998.
B. Monrabal, L. Romero.
Phoenix, AZ, USA
A new, fast and reliable technique for Composition Characterization
and Process Control of Multicatalyst Polyolefin Resins.

8th International Business Forum on Specialty Polyolefins (SPO ‘98).
B. Monrabal.
Houston, TX, USA
Chemical Composition Distribution in Complex Polyolefin Resins. Characterization
of Blends and Dual Reactor (single site-Ziegler type) Resins by CRYSTAF methods.

Houston Polyolefins & Elastomers Conference Proc.
B. Monrabal.
Houston, TX, USA

1997 Top
Name Place
Control of Molecular Weight and Chemical Composition Distribution of Polyolefins
with supported Metallocene Catalysts.

MetCon´97.
B. Monrabal.
Houston, TX, USA

1996 Top
Name Place
Development of an Automated Bench Top instrument for Preparative Fractionation
of Polymers by Composition and Molecular weight.

International GPC Symposium Proceedings.
B. Monrabal.
San Diego, CA, USA
Polymer Seminar: Crystallization Analysis Fractionation: a new approach to the Composition Distribution Analysis in Semicrystalline Polymers.
Institute for Polymer Research, University of Waterloo.
B. Monrabal.
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

1994 Top
Name Place
Development of an Automated CRYSTAF unit for the Analysis of Composition
Distribution in Polyolefins.

International GPC Symposium Proceedings.
B. Monrabal.
Orlando, FL, USA

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