Macromolecular Sciences

Polymer characteristics & behavior

Process behavior and performance in final applications

Macromolecular Sciences is about controlling the synthesis of macromolecular structures in order to influence polymer characteristics and behavior. The ultimate goal? To create materials that are better or more sustainable in terms of their performance or cost.

Advanced areas of expertise

Our specialized know-how on the chemistry of polymers that already exist includes network chemistry (cross-linking of polymers), polymer degradation and stability and interface chemistry - all of which are pivotal in ensuring that customers further down the value chain get the results they want from different polymer classes.

Also included within Macromolecular Sciences are:

  • Polycondensation
  • Polyurethanes
  • Acrylic copolymers and hybrid systems
  • Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene.

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.

For societal benefit

The synthesis process involved in Macromolecular Sciences can sometimes lead to major scientific breakthroughs. We contribute to health and well-being with Macromolecular Sciences - for example the development of hydrophilic medical device coatings that benefit patients.

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  • Materials Sciences

    Materials Sciences

    Materials Sciences is what helps produce many of the engineering thermoplastics, resins, high performance fibers and coatings essential to everyday life.