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Precision Plastics

Invention Number: 
2015_009
An invention to produce specialised plastics to meet highly sophisticated industry design needs.

This invention can be used to produce specialised plastics to meet highly sophisticated industry design needs. It is both gentle and highly controlled offering widespread applications, especially in the fields of technology and biotechnology.

This patent pending platform technology is a method to prepare polymers using visible light.

This photo polymerisation technique allows for the preparation of simple polymers, polymer blends, block copolymers, and interpenetrating polymer networks.

Key Benefits

  • Designer molecules
  • High degree of control
  • Visible light-controlled polymerisation
  • Gentle, non-toxic
  • Fast
  • No residual colour

Applications

  • As Inks
  • As Coatings
  • For Dental Materials
  • In Hearing Aids
  • In Clothing
  • In Additive Manufacturing
  • As Photoresists
  • In Paints
  • For tethering Biomolecules 

The Opportunity

This technology is available for free as an Easy Access Licence to companies and individuals.

UNSW is seeking a commercial partner to licence and/or to work collaboratively with the inventors.