Cooperation between Synthomer & University of Surrey Furthers Research on Polychloroprene

London, 13.08.2019



Synthomer is cooperating with Professor Joseph Keddie and Philip Richardson of the University of Surrey, UK as part of a joint PhD project investigating the application properties of Synthomer polychloroprene latex. First results of this work have now been published on July 8 in the scientific journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research and it reveals how heat treatments on the polychloroprene films can enhance physical properties such as tensile strength and extensibility.

In practice, the results of this study contribute in the endeavour to further increase the physical quality of gloves relying on polychloroprene latices. Synthomer regularly works with universities and PhD candidates, providing counselling and analytical capabilities, and appreciates this type of cooperation as valuable source for innovation.

About Synthomer:
Synthomer develops and markets polymers used in a wide range of industries to create and enhance everyday consumer products. It holds leading positions in their chosen markets and have a proven record to generate added value to its customers through in-depth application know-how and strong R&D support.

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