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INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED

KANSAS POLYMER RESEARCH CENTER

We create wealth, jobs and new technology-based enterprises through polymer research, development and testing services. Request Proposal
Our

Polymer Story

Advancement of renewable resource technology.

International Symposium Contemporary Polyurethane Polymeric and Composite Materials
April 11 – 12, 2022 in Pittsburg, Kansas

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The Kansas Polymer Research Center (KPRC) is a leading center in the development of new bio-based polymer materials. With a well-developed expertise in polymers and a history of performing applied research for several industries, we assist our partners in developing, processing, and testing new materials for licensing and commercial applications.

KPRC is also an internationally recognized center for chemistry and materials science with a specialization in vegetable oil-based polymer research and development. KPRC scientists work with industrial partners, state and federal agencies, and producer associations to develop and commercialize Pittsburg State University's (PSU) intellectual property. KPRC engages the academic community at PSU through research projects and other educational activities for faculty and students.

Locally, KPRC creates wealth, jobs and new technology-based enterprises through polymer research, development and testing services for clients. Broadly, KPRC contributes to the advancement of renewable resource technology as an alternative to petroleum-based feedstock's.

This effort has positive influences in areas of agriculture, basic and applied science, and polymer and materials chemistry.

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CORE COMPETENCIES

Polyurethanes

We use the renowned base properties of polyurethanes and tailor them over a wide range for many challenging applications.

Bio-based materials

KPRC develops polymers from a broad range of biological sources to offer commercially viable options for materials produced from renewable resources.

Foams

Polymer foams are widely used in a variety of applications due to their lightweight, resistance to impact, thermal insulation, and damping properties and the KPRC continues to expand the boundaries on performance, renewable content, and economic viability throughout this critical industry.

Electroactive materials

Electroactive polymers (EAP) are smart materials. Their incredible response to an electrical field is a perfect complement to our competencies in research and development of materials. For demanding applications in energy generation, storage, and transport the opportunities in the automotive and aerospace industries, as well as many others, are virtually limitless.

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED

KANSAS POLYMER RESEARCH CENTER

We create wealth, jobs and new technology-based enterprises through polymer research, development and testing services. Request Proposal

Who we
SERVE

Research. Development. Education.
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Industries

Our research and technology relates with virtually all industries such as automotive, aerospace, construction, home furnishings, agriculture, and others.

Partnerships

We strive to develop partnerships and collaborations with a number of partners in the region, state, and across the nation to impact and drive the global marketplace.

Academics

KPRC is located on the campus of Pittsburg State university, who offers academic programs in theoretic, research and application fields of study in two colleges.

Community

KPRC works with local communities to delelop opportunities for businesses.

Education

We support local and regional STEM activities by inspiring students and teachers in the expertise areas in which we are passionate about.

Testing Services

Goal #1: Students Should Be Able to Communicate Effectively.

Oral Communication (Goal 1 Objective 1)

 

Writing (Goal 1 Objective 2)

 

Math (Goal 1 Objective 3)

Goal #2: Students Should Be Able to Think Critically.

Critical Thinking

Goal #3: Students Should be Able to Function Responsibly in the World in Which They Live.

RENEWABLE RESOURCE TECHNOLOGY

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Kansas Polymer Research Center, 1204 Research Road, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Phone: (620) 235-6120