Functionalised polymers

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Our expertise enables us to create customised composite materials with enhanced functionalities and smart capabilities that can be applied across a broad spectrum of industry sectors including the health, electronic and soft robotics.

Some examples are:

  • Smart bandages
  • Sensors for soft robotics
  • Light or heat activated indicators - materials that change colour using light or heat triggers

We focus on the development of simple, quick and scalable ways to combine nanocrystals with materials that are used in everyday products (eg plastics, wool and paper) to maximise the value-add potential of existing product.

Depending on the type of the nanomaterial incorporated, different functionalities can be created, varying from antimicrobial, fluorescent, dichroic, and photochromatic to thermochromic.