The team has been active in the research and development of thermoplastic materials, monitoring trends in the field of plastics processing, compounding and applications. Main areas of interest are filled plastics, especially polyolefins, reactive compounding of these, special polymer blends and flame retardant materials.
Materials and articles made of these can be subjected to physico-mechanical testing, flammability testing or they can be further examined by means of thermal analysis, microscopy and x-ray analysis. It is also possible to evaluate a number of parameters of certain inorganic compounds from the viewpoint of their suitability as potential fillers for polymers.
Typical examples of these activities are the developments of materials serving a given application such as plastics components for automotive industry, electro-engineering, civil engineering, cable industry, gas industry, etc.