About the ICPC

8th ICPC New Date: May 21-24, 2023


The International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization (ICPC) was born to satisfy the need for an international conference specifically focused on polyolefin characterization, since by then most of the existing polyolefin conferences dealt with catalyst and reaction engineering.

The ICPC Conference covers different aspects of Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP) molecular architecture characterization, including molar mass distribution (GPC/SEC), comonomer incorporation and distribution, long chain branching, crystallinity, and rheological properties.

Being organized by Polymer Char, ICPC previous editions have been celebrated in Houston, TX, U.S.A. in 2006, in Valencia, Spain in 2008 and in Shanghai, China in 2010, covering this way the whole world map and becoming the truly unique international conference on the field of polyolefin characterization. After successful previous editions in Houston, Valencia and Shanghai, the fourth edition was hosted in 2012 again in Texas, as a leading center in the field of polyolefin research.

With attendees coming from over 25 countries and from the leading polyolefin players, around 35 lectures and 40 poster presentations in the last editions, ICPC unifies the participation of researchers from both industry and academia throughout all the continents, becoming the unique platform for learning, sharing and networking. ICPC is supported by many petrochemicals, research, and instrumentation manufacturing leaders.

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Technical Committee


Dr. Benjamin Monrabal. Polymer Char, Spain.

Dr. Colin Li Pi Shan. The Dow Chemical Company, U.S.A.

Prof. João Soares. University of Waterloo, Canada.

Prof. Minoru Terano. Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan.

Prof. Dujin Wang. Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

The Conference is coordinated by Ms. Raquel Úbeda, Polymer Char, Spain.

Sponsoring the 8th ICPC

The ICPC is a non-profit organization made possible with the support of Sponsors, Vendors and Partners. By sponsoring the 8th ICPC, you are contributing to the progress and development of more techniques and improved methods for the characterization of polyolefins, ultimately benefiting the industry and consumer market.

Previous ICPC Sponsors

All the previous ICPC editions have been supported by many petrochemical, instrumentation and laboratory service providers, including:


Agilent Technologies

Anton Paar



Chevron Phillips

DPI, Dutch Polymer Institute

ExxonMobil Chemical

Fraunhofer LBF


Jordi Labs

LCGC, Advanstar Group


Malvern Instruments

Ningbo Dacheng Advanced Material Co.,Ltd

Petro Industry News


Polymers Journal

Polymer Laboratories, now part of Varian

Postnova Analytics

Progression Inc.

PSS, Polymer Standards Service

SABIC, Saudi Basic Industries

SCG Chemicals

Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group

Tosoh Bioscience

The Dow Chemical Company




Wyatt Technology

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