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Dear all,


The spring meeting of the Discussion Group on Separation methods for Polymers (DSP) will be held on Thursday March 28, 2019 at Sysmex Ecustraat 11 in Etten-Leur. More information about parking and route description can be found at

The location is not in walking distance from the train station. A taxi service from train station will be arranged by Sysmex, more information will follow.

The preliminary program of the day can be found below.

Time is reserved in the meeting for discussing practical problems. In case you have please send me a short description three days prior to the meeting.

The sponsor of this day is Sysmex, see website

See you in Etten-Leur!


On behalf of the DSP committee,


Nico van Beelen


Program DSP meeting March 28th, 2019.


10:00 – 10:30


10:30 – 10:35


10:35 – 10:45

Introduction Sysmex



Dib Mekap, Dow Plastics Characterization

Separation techniques for polyolefinen


Harry Philipsen, DSM Materials Science Center

Challenges and New Steps in the Chemical Microstructural Characterization of Industrial Relevant Polymers


Erik Gelade, DSM Materials Science Center


12:15 – 13:30




Nico van Beelen AkzoNobel A&SC analytical services

De-formulation of polymers by breakdown techniques i.c.w. GCMS, LCMS, and NMR


Iro Ventouri, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Asymmetrical Flow Field-Flow Fractionation



Presentation from Sabic



To be announced

16:00 - 16:30