I-CARE: Innovative Coatings and Adhesives for Recycling

Time: 11:50 - 12:10

Date: 8 June 2022

Theatre: Seminar Room 1

8-june-2022 11:50 8-june-2022 12:10 Europe/London I-CARE: Innovative Coatings and Adhesives for Recycling

Within I-CARE we are investigating new smart polymers which not only target high performance in use but also enable sustainability by facilitating re-use and recycling at their end-of-life. We have designed thermally reversible crosslinked polyesters and polyurethanes via facile, industrially scalable techniques. These materials are solvent/monomer free and can be easily applied from the melt,… Read more »

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Within I-CARE we are investigating new smart polymers which not only target high performance in use but also enable sustainability by facilitating re-use and recycling at their end-of-life.

We have designed thermally reversible crosslinked polyesters and polyurethanes via facile, industrially scalable techniques. These materials are solvent/monomer free and can be easily applied from the melt, curing at ambient temperature to provide versatile adhesion on plastic, aluminium and wood. The adhesives are thermally reversible above 100 °C – joints can be separated and materials re-used repeatedly producing the same performance.

We believe our approach could also be developed to engineer advanced polymer-based materials including repairable coatings and sustainable elastomers.

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