Materials Development Center
The Materials Development Center is a contract services facility operated by The University of Akron's College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering.
The Center provides polymer compounding, blending, processing and physical testing services to commercial, educational and government clients. Projects are typically small scale (< 100 lbs. polymer) trials that serve as test of concept for our clients. Projects are carried out using equipment housed in the Olson Research Center at the University.
Projects are performed by graduate students of the Department of Polymer Engineering working under the supervision of the Assistant to the Director of the Institute. Representatives of clients are encouraged to attend trials to provide additional guidance and to observe progress.
Projects can be covered under non-disclosure agreements if desired and are generally initiated and completed under a purchase order agreement.
Please contact us to discuss your project and to obtain cost estimates.