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Project
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Customer:
General Motors

Request:
New proton conducting membranes for hydrogen-fuel cell powered vehicles with an improved performance profile, especially in climatically demanding regions, are to be developed.

Solution: New polymers
Development of new hydrocarbon membranes that work without fluorine-containing components and show a significantly improved conductivity with little swelling, and also significantly better mechanics.

Result:
Polymaterials membrane with clearly superior performance values compared to membranes containing fluorine.

  • At the time, the only fluorine-free fuel cell membrane performing at the level of the reference membranes
  • More ecological solution
  • Patented by GM (US7993792B2 & DE102007034752 (B4))Development of new hydrocarbon membranes that work without fluorine-containing components and show a significantly improved conductivity with little swelling, and also significantly better mechanics

Project
example.

Customer:
European specialty chemicals company

Request:
Biopolymer (polylactide – PLA) with significantly improved mechanical properties (toughness) and hydrolysis resistance with highly cost efficient production process at the same time.

Solution: New polymers and new compounds
In an integrated project between our synthesis lab and pilot plant, a reactive extrusion process of lactide and co-monomers in a planetary roller extruder was established. In addition, comprehensive database of blends and compounds to cover a wide range of properties was set up.

Result:

  • Largest PLA compound database
  • PLA grade for injection molding with the fastest crystallization time
  • Tough PLA types using small amounts of co-monomers

Project
example.

Customer:
Chemical company

Request:
Development of an optimized recycling material as a replacement for virgin plastic without compromising product performance.

Solution: New compounds
Screening of additives and blend partners for the plastic recyclate with our patented X-Plorator® technology. Prediction of an optimal recipe based on the model generated. Production of samples of the predicted compounds with the highest market potential within two weeks of project start.

Result:
Market launch of two new products in a very short time frame that the customer did not consider possible.

Project
example.

Customer:
Silicon Valley AI start up

Request:
New high-performance biopolymers for high-value applications based on AI / biotech developments.

Solution:
Development of a synthesis process for scale-up and transfer to the pilot plant scale for upscaling the first product quantities (target scale: 10 t).

Result:
Successful test applications of bio-based new polymers within the target industry.