Our programme focuses on functional polymers and encapsulation systems to create innovations in personal care, home care & institutional cleaning.
We collaborate with industry and academia partners in exciting endeavours.
Effective encapsulation systems protect active ingredients and ensure their delivery to specific targeted sites. Enhanced efficacy and stimuli-responsive properties can be achieved.
Thermogels are temperature-sensitive hydrogels which can macro-encapsulate hydrophobic and hydrophilic active ingredients. At higher temperatures, sol-gel transition occurs and the active ingredients are delivered steadily over time. Our thermogels are biodegradable, biocompatible, and require small polymer concentrations for gelation.
Lignin, a biodegradable and sustainable material, is a by-product of the paper pulp industry. Lignin demonstrates good anti-UV, antioxidant and anti-microbial properties. Lignin also serves as an effective reinforcement filler to improve mechanical properties for biomedical applications
Widely explored for biomedical applications and beyond, nanodiamond and fullerene are highly versatile and biocompatible. These nanocarbon materials possess potent antioxidant and anti-UV properties, which can be harnessed for skincare. Unlike common chemical sunscreens, these nanocarbons do not degrade under sunlight and show lasting efficacy.
Dr Cheng Weiren
Dr Zhang Kangyi