Polymer Synthesis

In order to achieve the very best performance for any particular application, a polymeric system must be properly engineered, from the ground-up. If an application requires a polymer with specific properties that are not available from commercial sources, a custom polymer may be the answer.

National Polymer has a strong team of Polymer Scientists with extensive experience in polymer synthesis and polymerization techniques. We understand the fundamentals of structure-property relationships and, more importantly, the chemistry required to synthesize custom polymers. By selecting the proper monomers and oligomers, and optimizing reactions and processes, we can participate in a broad range of polymer chemistries, targeting the proper molecular architecture for your application. By designing a polymer with a specific molecular weight range, morphology, and functionality, we can control properties such as modulus, elasticity, crystallinity, glass transition temperature, and reactivity.

The resulting polymers, when incorporated into the proper formulations, can be used for specialized applications in coatings, adhesives, sealants, and beyond.


Polymer Chemistries:

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National Polymer can deliver unique synthetic solutions based on a wide variety of polymerization chemistries. We have synthetic experience in older established polymers as well as more recently developed materials designed to meet the demands of the modern users, including high-performance and environmentally green applications. Our synthetic experience includes:

  • Polyesters
  • Polyamides
  • Styrenics
  • Polyimides
  • Polyurethanes and Polyurethane Dispersions (PUDs)
  • Acrylics
  • Michael Addition Polymers
  • Aminoplasts and Formaldehyde Resins
  • Others
Polymerization Types:
  • Free Radical
  • Anionic
  • Cationic
  • Condensation
Polymerization Techniques:
  • Solution Polymerization
  • Emulsion Polymerization
  • Melt Condensation Polymerization
  • Interfacial Polymerization
Structure-Property relationships include:
  • Molecular Weight
  • Morphology
  • Functionality
Delivering Properties such as:
  • Modulus
  • Elasticity
  • Crystallinity
  • Glass Transition Temperature
  • Targeted Reactivity

For more information on custom polymer synthesis, contact National Polymer by phone at 800-679-0477 or email us at info@nationalpolymer.com for a no-obligation, no cost initial consultation.

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Polymer Synthesis


Polymer Synthesis, or polymerization, occurs when various monomers, which are the basic individual building blocks of a polymer, are bonded together at the molecular level to form a desired custom polymer structure or chain. These custom synthesized polymers, when incorporated into the proper formulations, can then be utilized in specialized applications in coatings, adhesives, sealants, and beyond.

Let's Collaborate!

National Polymer is a recognized leader in the novel polymer research, development, and manufacturing. We welcome the opportunity discuss your projects or challenges via a free initial consultation, to see if we can enhance your current situation or help solve a problem. We look forward to reading from you!