We attended the IPC again this year in Houston. The advantage of the IPC is that besides the technical talk and the small vendor exhibition is they start the conference with a series of talks on the state of the industry. This included some of the major producer talking about upcoming projects.
Dr. Menard attended. We now have a Flash DSC in the lab and are accepting samples. Capable of millions of degree per minute heating and cooling rates, this chip calorimeter is a powerful tool for studying polymer behavior.
As usual, both the opening and closing receptions had local groups from Houston as entertainment. The orgnaizers try to give a taste of Houston’s diversity. This year, beside the Mariachi band from a local high school, we also had Korean Fan Dancers.