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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IAM Patent 1000 2023

IAM Patent 1000 the world’s leading patent professionals 2023 guide has now been published and we are delighted to have 31 attorneys recognised as world-class individuals in the guide. The …

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Food technology companies and investors - the value of IP landscape analysis

Case study – alt fat innovation Many companies and investors are aware of the importance of identifying and protecting their innovations, and in particular of the importance of obtaining patents …

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Event - 1st December 2021

Webinar: Patent eligibility of AI-related pharmaceutical inventions and practical tips for its patent obtainment in Japan

Join our webinar on 1st December, where speakers from Shiga, one of the leading IP firms in Japan, will present on ‘Patent eligibility of AI-related pharmaceutical inventions and practical tips …

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Event - 3rd November 2021

Challenging granted patents: a comparison between Europe and the US

HGF and Knobbe Martens are holding a webinar on 3rd November. Challenging granted patents: a comparison between Europe and the US In this webinar we will compare and contrast mechanisms …

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IAM Patent 1000 2021

The IAM Patent 1000 – the world’s leading patent professionals 2021 guide has now been published. HGF has 18 European attorneys listed. IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that …

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