22 Apr 2016
April 22, 2016

KPRC Scientist Publishes 2nd Edition Book

Dr. Mihail Ionescu, a Sr. Research Associate at the Kansas Polymer Research Center, published the 2nd edition of Chemistry and Technology of Polyols for Polyurethanes this month.  Ten years have passed since the publication of the 1st edition and the worldwide development of this polyurethanes – especially in polyols from renewable resources – has merited.. read more →

31 Mar 2016
March 31, 2016

Research Park Viability Study Continues

Representatives from Pitt State, evaluating the potential for a new research park to be located adjacent to the KPRC, visited existing parks in Texas and Oklahoma in February and March. Among the research parks visited was the STAR Park at Texas State in San Marcos, hosted by Stephen Frayser, Executive Director.  STAR is currently expanding.. read more →

09 Feb 2016
February 9, 2016

ACS 2016 Pentasectional Regional Meeting

The ACS 2016 Pentasectional Regional Meeting (http://pentasectional.sites.acs.org/ ) will be held April 8 and 9 at Oklahoma Wesleyan University and will include the following technical sessions. Advances in energy and fuels Analytical and environmental chemistry Biochemistry and Organic chemistry Chemical education Inorganic and physical chemistry Materials and polymers Water — The Essential Chemical These sessions.. read more →

30 Nov 2015
November 30, 2015

Professor Petrovic Returns from China

Recently, Southwest Forestry University from Kunming, China invited KPRC Professor Emeritus Zoran Petrovic to spend two months teaching Polyurethane Chemistry and Technology on their campus. This visit was part of China’s “High-end Foreign Experts Recruitment Program” that invites top foreign scientists in select fields to teach and help with research in their universities.  While there,.. read more →

29 Nov 2012
November 29, 2012

Cargill BiOH® Polyols

Cargill, a leading agribusiness company and the Kansas Polymer Research Center partnered together to develop the first commercially viable soybean-based BiOH® polyols to be used in flexible foams for furniture, bedding and automotive seats. BiOH Polyols® help manufacturers of flexible polyurethane reduce their impact on the environment by replacing petroleum with bio-based polyols. Today, Cargill’s.. read more →

21 Apr 2011
April 21, 2011

KPRC Wins Patent for Polymer Concrete

Soy-based polyurethane with superior mechanical properties Ten years ago, researchers at the Kansas Polymer Research Center (KPRC) at Pittsburg State University developed a sustainable form of concrete that is based on soybean oil, a renewable source with a big economic imprint on the agriculture of the region. When the Tyler Research Center was built in.. read more →