Polymer Synthesis and Modification

A small R&D start-up ASIAGAMING developed a portfolio of processes/products. They required a contract manufacturing partner to scale up and manufacture these new materials.

The first project involved:

  • Lab and pilot plant scale manufacture of a novel functional polymer.
  • Demonstration that material made by Witton using commercial grade raw materials matched the performance of material made in their lab from different suppliers.
  • Development of a new test protocol for Quality Control.
  • Preparation of costings for potential multi-tonne scale up to determine commercial viability.

The second project involved:

  • Lab and pilot plant scale manufacture of a polymer modification
  • Iteration of formulation based on differences in physical properties caused by differences in commercial raw material supplies.
  • New Quality Control testing regime to meet their requirements.

The third project involved:

  • Collaborative assessment of proposed new polymerisation
  • Desktop evaluation of availability of raw materials; suitability of process for scale up and commercial viability of project