Macromolecular Sciences: Influencing behavior and performance
Macromolecular Sciences focus on controlling polymer end groups, modality and intra-chain architecture in order to influence process behavior and performance in final applications. Since process parameters play a crucial role during the synthesis process, strong links with the Colloid & Interface, Process Technology and Materials Sciences are essential.
Macromolecular Sciences for societal benefit
The synthesis process involved in Macromolecular Sciences can sometimes lead to major scientific breakthroughs. As well as anti-reflective coatings for solar, and powder coatings for heat-sensitive substrates like MDF, we also contribute to health and well-being with Macromolecular Sciences - for example the development of hydrophilic medical device coatings that benefit patients.
Macromolecular Sciences: Knowledge centers
Our key RT&D centers in this field of expertise are located in Geleen, Waalwijk and Zwolle (the Netherlands), Elgin, IL, and Wilmington, MA (U.S.) and Shanghai (China).