Yeah! We love materials, not only squishes and silly putty with their unusual viscoelastic behavior but others too!
We are one of the few agencies that provide expertise and knowledge in the fields of materials science (and engineering!). Honestly, we wish there would be more folks that do the stuff we do.
Materials we work with:
- Polymers & Plastics
- Biomedical materials (often polymers)
As always, within Chemploy, it starts with you! First, we want to understand you and your final application. From there, we offer and implement solutions that are beyond the ordinary. Well: that is what we want our clients to say.
So: what is it that we do in materials?
For us, it is all about the relation between properties, structure, and processing, and again, it starts with understanding. As soon as we have sufficient knowledge required for the desired application, we can begin to modify these parameters resulting in the right material. For this matter, we make use of an interdisciplinary approach using aspects of chemistry, physics, and mechanical engineering, and from these resulting fields, we make extensive use of characterization as well.
Things we love to do:
- compounding polymers and additives to yield plastics with the desired properties;
- make use of techniques such as extrusion (single, double and even triple screw extrusion) or injection molding;
- create advanced thermoplastic composites;
- formulate coatings, inks, elastomers, sealants, and adhesives;
- develop materials for use in additive manufacturing (3D printing)
- create alloys;
- prepare materials for biomedical applications;
- analyze the micro, meso and macrostructure of materials;
- create lubricants that pose no harm to the environment and are free of microplastics such as PTFE;
- tuning the properties of biobased materials towards the desired application;
- ensure that biobased, compostable or biodegradable materials are truly biobased, compostable and biodegradable;
- develop materials that are sustainable, green, and cost-competitive.