Polymer chemistry

Polymer chemistry touches every aspect of our lives, from food packaging and consumer goods, to hi-tech components in machines and devices used within the human and animal body.

The increase in the use of polymers leads to further or different material demands which are met on the fundamental level by the chemistry deployed. Furthermore, there are additional challenges to face in moving to more sustainable feedstocks whilst maintaining or improving desirable properties.

The diversity of uses of polymer chemistry means that a one-size-fits-all approach to representation is not appropriate. HGF has one of the largest chemistry teams in Europe, with many polymer specialists that deal with the vast array of polymer chemistries across the spectrum of uses, whether manufactured via traditional or additive (3D/4D printing) manufacturing methods.

Particular areas of expertise include novel polymers (co-polymers, block copolymers, semi-conductive polymers, biocompatible polymers and biodegradable polymers), polymer compositions and materials (polymer films, membranes, coatings, gels, chewing gum matrices, adhesives, inks, labels, packaging, semiconductors, particles – nanoparticles and microparticles, fibres, printing and composites) and polymer processing and preparation technologies (new and more efficient synthetic routes and associated catalyst technologies, biomaterial processing techniques, casting and coating techniques).

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Event - 26th April 2021

World Intellectual Property Day 2021

World Intellectual Property Day is on 26th April. This year’s theme is IP & SME’s: Taking your ideas to market. World IP day 2021 shines a light on the critical role of …

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Event - 9th March 2021

IQPC Global IP Exchange Europe 2021

HGF is attending IQPC Global IP Exchange Europe 2021 virtual event being held 9 – 10 March 2021. The Global IP Exchange exclusively brings together 90 expert Chief IP Counsel, Heads and …

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Event - 14th January 2021

HGF IP in Healthcare Virtual Conference 2021

In 2021, HGF’s IP in Healthcare Conference will be delivered virtually through a series of webinars across January, February and March. The webinars will review the latest IP and related …

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Patent filings reveal companies embracing microalgae for sustainable foods

This week, food giant Unilever announced a €1bn annual sales target for plant-based foods within the next 5-7 years, as part of its “Future Foods” program. This ambitious target is …

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Event - 4th November 2020

Bionow Oncology Conference 2020

The prevention of cancer and development of more effective strategies to detect precursors and early-stage cancers, when treatment may be most effective, remain critical societal goals. The 2020 Bionow Oncology Conference …

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Event - 8th July 2020

Webinar: Attracting big pharma to the Microbiome field

HGF Partners Craig Thomson and Dr Andrew Wells will be presenting a webinar on ‘Attracting Big Pharma to the Microbiome Field’ on 8th July. Join ‘Attracting Big Pharma to the Microbiome Field’ webinar by Arrowhead …

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IAM Global Leaders 2020

IAM has launched a new publication IAM Global Leaders. It features interviews with many of the world’s foremost private practice patent experts. All the leaders listed as IAM Global Leaders …

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Event - 7th November 2019

Management Forum: The Art of European Claim Drafting - London

HGF Partner Leythem Wall will be presenting “The Art of European Claim Drafting” at the Management Forum workshop on 7-8 November 2019 in London. The seminar combines one day of claim drafting fundamentals …

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If you would like to discuss how HGF could help you, contact one of our polymer chemistry specialists.