The Brüggemann Institute of Redox Chemistry graduated their inaugural class at the 2022 American Coatings Show in Indianapolis. The institute was founded to develop knowledge and promote the use of redox as a method to not only eliminate free monomer in the post polymerization, but also initiate the main polymerization. The work done by the institute covers a wide range of topics from optimization and mix ratios to novel processes and the impact redox can have on CO2 emissions. There are currently 18 courses which can be visited, and the number continues to grow.
The work was originally packaged in large presentations. These presentations were reduced to “short courses” that can be presented and discussed in 10 to 15 minutes allowing people to select which topics are of interest with a minimal time commitment. Prior to the 2022 ACS the only way to review this work was to go through each presentation in its entirety which could take an hour or more for each topic. Now up to 5 courses can be given in the same amount of time allowing people to decide which ones are most applicable to their current work. These courses can then be further reviewed in detail using the full presentation.
Several of the courses establish proof of concept that can be used as the basis for further work on polymers needing specific and novel properties. As time in R&D is always at a premium it has become more and more difficult to try something unique as there is a risk of failure leading to a time investment without benefit. Our courses can help to bridge the knowledge gap and eliminate or reduce wasted time in R&D while still allowing for innovation.
Please feel free to reach out to get a list of the current courses here and schedule a time to review them in person or virtually with your local sales representative!