The Polyolefins research programme encompasses the entire spectrum of the knowledge chain. The aim is to create the knowledge base needed to support the ever-expanding range of applications. Polyolefin-based materials can be customised for many different applications: from ultra-rigid thermoplastics to high-performance elastomers. This wide performance scope is achieved through a variety of polyolefin molecular structures, whose common features are high atom economy in their synthesis, low cost, excellent properties, a long life cycle and ease of recycling.
The programme focuses on deepening of understanding of polyolefin catalysis, reaction engineering, processing and material properties and the development of new methods and methodologies to support the ongoing transition from empirical expertise to fundamental understanding.
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