Research into manufacturing technology and next-generation 3D printing formulations are two important themes at the Cluster.
Structure-process-property relationships of next-generation materials are a key plank of work at the Cluster. At the same time, new process methods or additives that improve processability, and engineering properties are being developed there.
In the last few years, the cluster has focused on developing novel materials for additive manufacturing. This is an area of research which attracts Lanxess.
'By joining this cluster, we will have access to the most recent technological developments, as well as to unique testing equipment to screen materials for additive manufacturing. We will also be part of a broader industrial community in this field,' said Polina Ware, head of global research and development at the company's polyurethane division.
Ware believes that the extended cooperation will also help to attract 'top talents' into her company.