Applied Polymer Research Center

The Applied Polymer Research Center (APRC) is a contract services facility operated by The University of Akron's College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering. We have been serving the industrial community, especially rubber and plastics, for over 50 years.

The Center currently performs 300-400 projects a year, under complete confidentiality to the client. Projects are generally initiated and completed under a purchase order agreement.

With a full-time professional staff, and a half-million dollar inventory of modern instrumentation, the Center is dedicated to performing sophisticated and timely contractual technical services for industrial and government clients. In addition to dedicated resources maintained by the Center, the laboratory has access to highly sophisticated instrumentation through the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, and will interface with a staff of over 30 highly specialized faculty to solve more complex polymer related problems.

Our goal is to test your materials and provide analysis of the data that is meaningful to your business. Give us a call and we will discuss your needs!