Save the date IGC Symposium 2018 Cologne

Save the date for the 7th International IGC Symposium: 19 June 2018

Surface and substance properties

are crucial for many chemical products and applications, but advanced methods are often not known and their use seems difficult.   

This symposium showcases experts who all use dynamic sorption methods also known as  inverse gas and liquid chromatography (IGC, ILC).  In IGC the adsorption behavior of 15-25 different probe compounds is used like AFM tips to characterise the properties.

The program will present the latest, most up-to-date knowledge and experience on surface characterisation of powders and fibres.  Good practices as well as critical aspects and supporting techniques will be outlined. And structured discussions will intensify the exchange of experiences – like in the successful 2017 symposium.

The one-day program is compact and ideally suited for industry representatives from R&D, product development and analytical departments as well as researchers from institutes.

The location in Cologne is nicely situated beside the Rhine. The pre-conference dinner and Cologne tour is a great networking occasion. 

When:          19 June 2018   9:30 – 17:00  7th Int. IGC Symposium

Optional:     18 June 2018 19:00 – 22:00   Cologne tour and dinner
                       19 June 2018   8:30    9:30   Introduction in IGC

Where:         art’otel, Cologne, Germany


The last IGC Symposium on 20th June 2017 in Cologne

continued the successful exchange of industry and academia on different aspects of „inverse chromatography“.

Besides of the experts who presented their best practices in the field of IGC and ILC we discussed the needs and questions of the participants in small work groups.
Watch the video to get an idea of the atmosphere in Cologne and the interactive discussions.