Polymer Research & Development

Makevale’s passion for R&D fuels every aspect of our work. Committed to working in close partnership with our customers, our high-performance polymers allow our clients to improve their own products and processes.

We have a track record of speciality polymers development; our expertise is built over many years in fundamental physics, chemistry and materials science. When you buy high performance polymers from Makevale, you benefit from world class technical knowledge that is in-depth and specific to each industry we serve.

Our R&D capabilities

  • Tailor polymer applications
  • Undertake blue-sky research
  • Assist with patents
  • Analyse samples
  • Develop replacement speciality acrylic polymers

We work closely with our customers to translate industry challenges into acrylic applications, with attributes that add real commercial value.

In 2010 our work was recognised with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.

Cutting edge innovation

Our state-of-the-art technology allows us to develop speciality polymers with tailored characteristics. We are also able to research and replicate existing polymer applications; an ability which safeguards supply chains in the case of any one supplier failure.

Companies employ widely different additives and manufacturing processes – our specialist polymers can deliver their required product characteristics, as well as work effectively with their production process.

We do this by varying particle sizes and molecular weights of the polymer beads, before selecting the appropriate reagents and washing and sieving processes. In some cases, we are able to invent a new chemistry to overcome a customer’s challenges. Naturally, our R&D efforts are highly confidential and often in partnership with clients.

Contact our Research & Development Team

To discuss how we could develop a speciality polymer for you, fill in the form below to contact our R&D team.