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McMaster Institute for Polymer Production Technology




The objectives of the Institute include the development of advanced polymer
manufacturing processes using pilot-scale reactors and comprehensive deterministic 
models of the polymerization reactions for design, optimization and control. The emphasis
is on the production of specialty organic and water - soluble co and terpolymers with 
applications in coatings, adhesives, microelectronics and water treatment. The Institute 
was founded in 1982 and already has had over 20 sponsoring firms located in Europe, 
USA and Canada. The Institute facilities provide graduate students with a unique 
opportunity to work with a computer controlled pilot plant.