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Polymer Processing Research Centre

Polymer Processing Research Centre

Research in various aspects of polymers, including their processing, has been carried out at Queen’s University Belfast for over 25 years during this time substantial investment has been made in establishing and maintaining state of the art processing and analytical facilities. 

Building on the long-established processing expertise in rotational moulding and polymer extrusion and extending into injection moulding, blow moulding and thermoforming, PPRC was established in 1996 to conduct and support leading edge, industrially exploitable, fundamental and applied R&D to demonstrably improve industrial competitiveness. 

Now part of the BRCD AMIC - Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre, the Centre continues to work directly with companies on commercially relevant problems.

The following pages provide a snapshot of the extensive equipment base and capabilities, which are underpinned by a strong team of specialised and highly experienced Project Engineers who work side by side with industrial and academic partners from across the world in developing new processes and innovative products and provide input to the implementation of new technologies. From brainstorming new ideas for projects to developing entire new processes right through extensive pilot plant trials before ultimately implementing these new developments into full scale production plants. 

The range of services offered include the following:

  • Consultancy
  • Process design and assessment
  • Process troubleshooting
  • Analytical services
  • Co-development partnerships
  • Training
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