Lanxess’ Urethane Systems business unit (URE) plans to extend its collaboration with the Center for UMass/Industry Research on Polymers (CUMIRP) at the University of Massachusetts in the USA. From October 2018 onwards URE will also research the mechanics and advanced manufacturing of polymers and composites, it says.

One of the research areas is additive manufacturing (AM), aiming to generate resins with improved interfacial strength and sintering or reaction kinetics.

‘By joining this cluster, we will have access to the most recent technological developments in the field of 3D printing and additive manufacturing as well as to unique testing equipment targeted to screen materials for additive manufacturing and be part of a broader industrial community in this field,’ said Dr Polina Ware, head of Global Research and Development at URE.

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