30 Oct 2015
October 30, 2015

Presentations at Midwest Regional ACS Meeting

Two KPRC scientists presented at the Midwest Regional ACS meeting this month in St. Joseph, MO: Dragana Radojcic presented a poster, “HPLC-ELSD Study of Soybean Oil Equilibration by Interesterification” and Olivera Bilic spoke on “Waterborne Non-isocyanate Polyurethane Adhesives.” read more →

25 Sep 2015
September 25, 2015

Polymer International Publication

KPRC researchers, in collaboration with scientist with Honeywell, NIST and Argonne National Laboratory, have recently published results of their work on the morphology of thermoplastic polyurethanes using isosorbide as a chain extender. As the properties of TPUs are inherently dependent upon the distribution and structure of their hand and soft segments, the micro structural morphologies.. read more →

14 Dec 2012
December 14, 2012

2007 Presidential Green Chemistry Award

Kansas Polymer Research Center scientists honored with national award Scientists with the Kansas Polymer Research Center at Pittsburg State University have been honored with a national award for their ground-breaking discoveries with environmentally friendly materials. Four scientists with the KPRC were honored Tuesday in Washington, D.C., by the National Academy of Sciences. Cargill, Inc., the.. read more →

In March, the USDA said yes to a proposal by the KPRC to use a $2 million allocation to pursue the cutting-edge research, which would simplify the conversion process of using natural oils to create polymers. Those polymers ultimately lead to environmentally friendly end products such as floor tiles or foam seats for chairs. These.. read more →