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

Advanced technology and unique technical services in chemistry and material science

It is the Kansas Polymer Research Center mission to promote economic interests by delivering advanced technology and unique technical services in chemistry and material science with a specialization in vegetable oil-based polymer research. The KPRC scientists work closely with various partners on developing and commercializing intellectual property, including:

  • Industrial Partners
  • Organizations
  • State and Federal Agencies
  • Producer Associations

Cargill, a leading agribusiness company, is KPRC’s partner for global commercialization of a line of BiOH® polyols that is now commercially available in areas such as automotive, construction, home furnishings, and agriculture.

In addition to Cargill, other funding organizations have included Boeing, Cessna, Raytheon, the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, United Soybean Board, Kansas Soybean Board, and the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council.

Who we

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


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.


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.


KPRC works with local communities to delelop opportunities for businesses.


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

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