At the beginning of the plastics value added chain, there is the polymer, a chemical substance consisting of macromolecules. Synthetic or semi-synthetic polymers are the main components in the production of plastics. We are researching new polymer syntheses and processing methods to obtain recyclable and degradable materials based on renewable raw materials.
Our offer to you:
- We further develop existing synthesis techniques
- We transform the chain architecture of known polymers
- We work on innovative processing technologies to develop self-reinforced one-component materials.
A particular focus of our research activities lies on the aging and degradation behavior of plastics. The various life-cycle phases and environmental influences are simulated under realistic conditions using test stands. For example, certain parameters such as temperature, UV light, oxygen, and moisture provide important information in order to control the desired degradation behavior in a targeted manner.