Some common household cleaning solutions and laundry detergents may contain harmful chemical biocides which can cause bacteria-resistance and environmental damage. Harnessing IMRE’s polymer bank, IMRE, A*STAR and LION set up a joint R&D lab in Singapore in 2014 to research environmentally friendly, nature-derived polymers. The aim was to produce a customisable base polymer that can be “accessorised” with various polymer chains to meet specific requirements demands such that a single molecule can achieve multiple properties like anti-bacterial and anti-odour.
The research partnership resulted in the transfer of innovation technology which can be applied in many more product developments, paving the way for future collaboration in Singapore.
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