Institute of Polymer Research

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Polymer Technology

In the laboratories and technical rooms of the department of "Polymer Technology", tailor-made polymers are developed and synthesized as well as processed and characterized. The focus is on the synthesis of new materials for membrane applications for filtration and gas separation.
The department aims at the production of polymers on a scale close to industry, paying special attention to the development of more environmentally friendly methods for polymer synthesis. Various controlled polymerization methods (e.g., RAFT, anionic polymerization) are used in combination with new reactor systems (e.g., Microfluidics).