Chemistry of Polymers

The research projects of the previous years resulted in the finding that the properties of coatings and compound materials could be designed more functional and improved in quality if one succeeded in integrating additional "functions" and avoiding compatibility problems occurring. This can be achieved for instance through a targeted chemical modification of the polymers involved in the composite structure and/or with customised additives. The department "Chemistry of polymers" rises to this challenge.

By means of chemical and physicochemical methods of combining polymer structural elements with different inherent properties a new type of polymer systems shall be created.

Head of Department


"Without macromolecules the world as we know it would not exist. They are naturally occurring or are produced synthetically and may show diverse structures. Macromolecules form fascinating polymer materials with a large variety of properties for numerous conveniences of our everyday life.

What fascinates me is to produce macromolecules, to concentrate on their structure, to change it and to process it to become a polymer material for producing useful things. In this connection, I do not only want to reveal the structure-property-relationships, but also use them in a targeted way for the material design. Above all I would like to share my experience with young early-stage scientists and inspire them for this diversity in polymer chemistry."


Dr. habil. Bernd Morgenstern

Head of Department Polymer Chemistry

ADVANCED POLYMER SYSTEMS

Currently, the work of our department focuses on three subjects. On the one hand we are coupling polymers of synthetic and biological origin in a suitable way with each other (polymer-analogous implementation, reactive spacer groups, block copolymers). Synthesis of special polymers is also intended. On the other hand we are thoroughly investigating the role and the effect of surface active agents in stabilising aqueous polymer dispersions as advanced coating materials. We would like to understand them better than to date, in order to influence film or layer formation in a targeted way. Thirdly, we are modifying the properties of polymers using functional additives such as plasticisers and flame retardants. Here above all we focus on bio-based systems. In this regard we can already draw on a wealth of experience. In addition, methods for characterising the molecular structure of polymers are gradually established.

Our Services

In the field of polymer chemistry and characterisation we offer the following services:

  • development work for testing and optimising formulations and processing procedures in the fields of dispersions, plasticisers and flame resistance,

  • viscosity measurements and rheological investigations,

  • dynamic mechanical thermal analysis and thermogravimetric analysis

Do you have questions about our services? Contact us!

Dr. habil. Bernd Morgenstern

Head of Department Polymer Chemistry


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BMWi IGF CORNET 266 EBR | Laufzeit: 01.2020 – 12.2021

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End of project: 11/30/2021

Categories:

  • Thin Coating
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Entwicklung eines halogen­freien Flamm­schutz­konzepts für flexible Kunststoff­bahnen aus Polyurethan

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Categories:

  • Functional Layer Systems

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BMWi IGF CORNET 238 EBR | Laufzeit: 03.2020 – 02.2021

Ines Stachel, Anke Mondschein, Enno Klüver, Miriam Bader, FILK Freiberg; David de Smet, CENTEXBEL Zwijnaarde – Belgien

End of project: 02/28/2021

Categories:

  • Biogenic Raw Materials
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  • Technical Textiles / Composites

All completed projects can be found here To Project Library

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