Research Program

R&D Programs for your Research Projects

We have the know-how to support your R&D projects

As a Contract Research Organization (CRO), SPECIFIC POLYMERS brings its expertise in organic chemistry, polymer synthesis, materials design and coatings formulation to bear on the specific needs of its customers. Our skills and high level of know-how allow us to propose breakthroughs innovations for your most challenging research projects. We provide flexible research programs developed in collaboration with our customers, and offer research contracts to the R&D divisions of international companies.

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FROM THE DESIGN TO THE SCALE-UP

Design & Synthesis

The design and custom synthesis of innovative (macro) molecules, materials and coatings to fulfil customers’ specifications

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Characterization & Optimization

The understanding of structure-property relationships to optimize our polymers and materials and meet the requirements of the application

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Process development & Scale-up

The optimization of the synthesis processes to make them consistent with a pilot scale or semi-industrial production

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We design and customize research programs based on your requirements

Project definition

Understand the project scope and SPECIFICATIONS

Bring our expertise to achieve customers’ objectives

Proposal & quotation

Produce a detailed and adjustable work plan

Plan and prioritize the research tasks with our customers

Project follow-up

Hold regular progress meetings

Adapt and update the research plan to reflect recently obtained results

Staggered delivery for applicative testing

Provide targeted polymers or materials

Understand the Structure-Properties-Performances relationship

Optimizations to target the specifications

Maximize applicative performances

Validate proofs of concept

Reports at key stages

Detailed R&D reports

Highlight main conclusions and perspectives

We design and customize research programs based on your requirements

Project definition

Understand the project scope and specifications

Bring our expertise to achieve customers’ objectives

Proposal & Quotation

Produce a detailed and adjustable work plan

Plan and prioritize the research tasks with the customer

Project follow-up

Hold regular progress meetings

Adapt and update the research plan to reflect recently obtained results

Staggered delivery for testing

Provide targeted products

Structure-Properties-Performances understanding

 Optimizations to target the specifications

Maximize applicative performances

Validate proofs of concept

Reports at key stages

Detailed R&D reports

Highlight main conclusions and perspectives

RESEARCH PROGRAM CONTENT

Our research programs are carried out in response to a specific customer request. Research programs are medium to long term collaborations (6 to 36 months), in which various innovative solutions can be explored to meet our customers’ requirements.

In all cases, our aim is to provide our customers with sufficient material to enable them to evaluate our products in their own application. Synthesis and formulation strategies are defined according to the quantities required by the customer and the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of the project (i.e. upstream or industrial research).

Throughout the project, regular meetings are organized between our researchers and our customers to discuss the status of our achievements, highlight our successes and any difficulties encountered, and define future work prospects.

  • State-of-the-art & Benchmarking

    In depth analysis of the relevant and up to date literature and/or benchmark analysis are undertaken to define the most suitable scientific strategies to work with. We have access to a large database of scientific papers and patents in organic, polymer and material chemistry as well as a broad knowledge of industrial products.

  • Custom Services

    We offer custom services in polymers and materials chemistry to help our customers in the design, synthesis and formulation of innovative (macro) molecules in order to support them in the validation of their proofs of concept.

  • R&D products

    In the scope of a research program, it is possible to dedicate part of the experimental credits to the synthesis of R&D products already in our portfolio of functional molecules and macromolecules without the need for an additional quotation or order.

  • Physico-chemical Analysis

    We own high technology analytical equipment which allows us to understand structure-performance-properties relationships. We also work in close collaboration with trusted partners able to perform complementary analysis.

  • Agreement and Safety

    Every collaboration starts with the signature of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) that protects the technical and scientific information shared by both parties. All delivered products are supplied with detailed technical and safety information to ensure the proper use of your innovative R&D products.

  • Strategic Planning

    Our programs are mostly divided in work packages (WP) which gather the different research strategies dedicated to match several specific targets and specifications. We set experimental credits (EC) that correspond to an offset number of experiments planned to reach defined objectives.

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