The mission of MPIC is to internationalize polymer research in Malaysia, and PORCE as a centre of reference in polymer science and technology. MPIC serves as a platform that gathers researchers from various backgrounds of polymer research. MPIC aims to promote, strengthen and expand the networking among researchers and research centers worldwide. The theme for this year conference is “Emerging Polymers for Novel Applications”. The main focus will be on the research and development of polymers for novel applications.