Polymers are widely used materials in liquid formulations for markets including home and personal care, pharmaceuticals, wastewater treatment and agriculture.
They offer specific functionality to products such as stability and thickening, or they can improve the look and feel of products to make them more attractive to consumers.
However, industry often source these polymers from fossil-derived feedstocks and they enter waste streams at the end of their life.
Could there be opportunities to maximise the value of these materials?
We are exploring how Circular Economy principles could apply to polymers in liquid formulations.
Timeline of activities to date
||Workshops that brought together 25 expert perspectives from academia and industry, representing personal care, oil and gas, water, paints and coatings, speciality chemicals and pharmaceutical industries.
||Report offering a cross-industry perspective on four significant opportunities for collaboration.
||Partnership with CPI to further develop initial ideas towards industry-led collaboration.
Download a copy of our report here.
Read the press-release about our partnership with CPI here.