The use of additives in polymers is nowadays indispensable. Additives are essential for the processing of polymers, open new fields of application and play a major role in assuring the final properties of the product. The stability of polymers as well as the mechanical, electrical and optical properties can be strongly enhanced by employing the right additives.
At the department of Polymer Engineering, we work on the control of the morphology of semi crystalline polymers by employing novel additives, which act as heterogeneous nucleating agents during the cooling of the polymer melt during processing. Using such additives and optimizing the processing conditions, the crystallization behavior can be controlled and therefore also the properties of the polymer part can be tailored.
Contact: M. Sc. Michaela Mörl
Phone: +49 921 5574-83
Fax: +49 921 5574-73