PTG/e can be an extension of your in-house R&D. Whether it is contract research or simply the analysis of a material, you can count on us for professional support. We take a pragmatic approach, which translates into short communication lines internally and regular contact between our researchers and the customer. In this way we can monitor project progress and steer the process as needed.
Our services include organising postdoc-level open courses. And thanks to our large network of lecturers, we are also able to offer (in-house) courses tailored to your specific needs.
Research & innovation
Need an experienced partner to complement your in-house R&D from time to time? For example when you are short of capacity or do not have the necessary material expertise in house?
PTG/e is fully equipped to take on a variety of tasks.
Also for shorter term projects, PTG/e is your partner. Comparison of raw materials, material identification or a quick literature scan – these are just a few of the services that PTG/e can perform for you.
With access to a wide network of (own) experts in many areas of chemistry, PTG/e is excellently placed to help you expand your knowledge of polymers. We are organizing customized company specific courses, as well as open PTN courses.
PTG Eindhoven SusInkCoat partner
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PTG Eindhoven partner of NWO consortium SusInkCoat.
We are proud to announce that we are a partner in the consortium SusInkCoat. The consortium has received a grant of 35 million euros from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) for the project “Sustainable Inks and Coatings.
” Comprising companies such as AkzoNobel, Evonik, and Canon, along with academic institutions like Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RuG), TU Eindhoven (TU/e) and the University of Twente (UT), the consortium aims to collaborate on developing ‘switchable and adaptive functional polymers and additives’ with a lower environmental impact.
The objective is to pioneer new materials, processes, and applications to improve the sustainability, functionality, and recyclability of coatings, thin films, and inks. The project places a strong emphasis on making coatings and inks more sustainable, with a focus on reducing environmental impact and promoting circularity.
For more information about SusInkCoat click here.
NEW UV-vis Spectroscopy
We are excited to announce a new addition to our infrastructure, UV-vis spectroscopy. UV-vis spectroscopy is a powerful tool for determining how molecules and materials interact with light. For a range of wavelengths, a beam of monochrome light is passed through the sample.
Suitable samples absorb part of the light within a specific wavelength range, which provides information on the concentration of certain molecules in a sample when compared to a reference of known concentration. Additionally, UV-vis spectroscopy can be used to follow the kinetics of (chemical) reactions occurring in a sample over time.
Curious about what UV-vis can do for you? Feel free to reach out and discover the possibilities
Small-Scale Polyolefin Reactors
Polyolefins are among the most widely used plastics in the world. With roughly 80 million tons being produced every year, polyethylene is the most well-known and most important polyolefin in the world. Other well-known polyolefins are polypropylene (PP), polybutylene (PB) and polyisobutylene (PIB). The properties of these polyolefins are crucial for the role they need to fulfill in all sorts of products such as packaging materials, furniture and electronics.
To be able to reach certain properties, the synthesis parameters must be controlled precisely during polymerization. In order to achieve the best settings, a lot of research is still being done. Because every system is different and requires its own set of parameters, optimization on small scale synthesis is a mandatory step before getting a pilot plant followed by industrial scale up.
PTG/e owns a unique platform of not one but five small scale polyolefin reactors. The reactors are designed for testing homogeneous as well as heterogeneous catalysts in slurry or solution. The four 125 mL and one 1 L autoclaves can be used to optimize the olefin polymerization process for different monomers, catalysts as well as synthesis conditions as they are equipped with extensive parameter monitoring. With such a setup, we can perform different experiments simultaneously, making it a highly efficient and quick way to test various parameters, such as temperature, pressure and ethylene/propylene uptake. In addition, olefin polymerization reactions can be quenched with carbon dioxide and the catalysts can be rejuvenated or can undergo chain transfer via the introduction of controlled small amounts of hydrogen.
If you are interested, please feel free to reach out, to discuss how our small scale olefin polymerization platform can benefit your projects.