Purpose of this project was to develop waterborne polymers that are suitable for polyethylene and polypropylene surfaces. Main research areas were
- polymer morphology
- use of specialty monomers
Teemu at work in CH-Polymers’ laboratory
”I made my Master’s thesis for CH-Polymers, as part of their Adhesion project. I can certainly say that the project was interesting and it gave me and CH-Polymers additional information about morphology and adhesion.” –Teemu Piesanen, M.Sc.
It is known that achieving adhesion to inert polyolefins is difficult without any surface treatment. Contact angle measurements and other adhesion analysis methods were used to characterize the performance of the polymers. As a conclusion a 40 % increase in adhesion was achieved. This is a great result in our multipurpose products.
Teemu will continue his work at CHP laboratory. We are keen to know what he comes up with next!
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“Understanding the interactions between different materials opens brand new ideas to be applied in our product development. ” -R&D Manager Gun Lundsten