Water soluble polymers are a relatively underappreciated class of materials. However, their applications make them some of the most useful materials for humanity. Some of their greatest applications exist in sealants, adhesives, building materials and purification technologies.
Our developments on applications of water soluble polymers include a highly efficient methodology for the purification of water contaminated with colloidal particles such as alumina. Mixtures of water soluble polymers have shown excellent efficiency in the field.
Water soluble polymers usually have repeating units or blocks of units. The polymer chains contain hydrophilic groups that are substituents or are incorporated into the backbone. These hydrophilic groups may be nonionic, anionic, cationic or amphoteric.
Use of these polymers allows for viscosity control and they are also widely used for removal of heavy metals and purification of fluids. Among advantages in their applications is the use for manufacturing nanomaterial dispersions and nanoparticles containing hydrogels.
Our polymerization techniques and use of monomers allow for increased environmental sustainability with no compromise on performance. Successful developments are only stepping stones as our water soluble polymer research is an ongoing activity. Creating innovation never stops.