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The Center for Sustainable Polymers (CSP) integrates sustainability issues that focus on the science and technology of polymeric materials into research, education, and public outreach initiatives. Members of the center concentrate their research efforts on harnessing the renewable, functional, degradable, and non-toxic ingredients provided by Nature for tomorrow's advanced plastics, foams, adhesives, elastomers, coatings, and other macromolecular materials. To foster innovation the CSP partners with numerous companies that develop, implement, and advance technologies in the sustainable polymer industry. In addition to the research mission of the CSP, members also foster outreach activities to educate future scientists and the public about the science and technology of sustainability. For more about the CSP activities, read our printable overview.


Highlights

 

Polymer Chemistry coverCSP research featured on cover of Polymer Chemistry!

CSP research from the Reineke group titled, "Sustainable glucose-based block copolymers exhibit elastomeric and adhesive behavior," is featured on the cover of Polymer Chemistry. Check it out!

 

 

 

 

KSTP coverage of CSP ResearchKSTP news covers Hillmyer group research on compostable plastics!

KSTP 5 Eyewitness News interviewed the Hillmyer group on their research innovations in biodegradable plastics for making plastic shopping bags environmentally friendly. Check out the video here!

 

LjtyxUHuCSP research featured on Bloomberg homepage!

The Center for Sustainable Polymers was featured in a video published on the Bloomberg homepage. Check out the video here!

 

Student-initiated collaborative research effort published in ACS MacroLetters

Research by the Bates, Macosko and Hillmyer groups on recyclable, sugar-derived foams was published in ACS MacroLetters. Read the ACS Press Release and the original publication, "Chemically Recyclable Biobased Polyurethanes."

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                     


Partner Institutions

 
Cornell University
University of California Berkeley
University of Minnesota
University of Waterloo
 


This work was supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the Center for Sustainable Polymers CHE-1413862. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.