Institute for Polymer Research (IPR)

Organizational focus: The Institute for Polymer Research (IPR) conducts applied fundamental research in plastics, coatings, adhesives, and elastomers.

Who they are: Based at the University of Waterloo, the IPR is a research centre focused on creative polymer science and engineering. This work contributes to technological initiatives related to polymers for wire, cable, and alloy applications. 

What they offer: The IPR collaborates with industry on research related to developments in molecular weight characterization, thermal characterization, emulsion polymerization, polymer processing, the development of new monomers and polymers, polymerization kinetics, reactive extrusion, copolymerization, polymer-based catalysts, and polymer photochemistry.


The Institute for Polymer Research
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
N2L 3G1

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Published: June 5, 2024

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