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Polymer Processing

Polymer processing is strongly embedded in much of the research undertaken throughout the Polymers Research Cluster, in particular through the influence of processing methodology on structure-property relationships and the development of new or improved processing techniques. Emphasis is being given to the development of more energy efficient extrusion, rotational moulding and thermoforming processes and to forming products with enhanced functionality.

Much of the work has direct commercial relevance and is being undertaken collaboratively with national and international industrial partners, especially through the PPRC.

The following research is ongoing in polymer processing:

 

Free Surface Moulding

Polymer Blends

Medical Polymers

Enhanced Extrusion/Moulding Technologies