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Curcuma: from cultivation to biobased colorant

Use of natural colorants in biobased packaging material Did you know that we produce about 87 million tons of packaging waste per year in Europe? The good news is that a part of this is biobased packaging that is recyclable or biodegradable. The bad news is that these processes still release non-biodegradable and often toxic […]

AIT Researchers Awarded €2 Million for Advanced R&D Equipment

Applied Polymer Technologies (APT), an Enterprise Ireland-funded Technology Gateway hosted by the Materials Research Institute at Athlone Institute of Technology, has teamed up with industry to develop personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers.

New Case Studies

Explore new and recently added case studies, from custom-designed medical device parts with quick turnaround times, material analysis support for production optimisation and new product development activities to support Europe’s largest PET recycler to designing and testing a release mechanism for an Irish sports company.

APT Collaborates with Industry to ‘Fast-track’ PPE Production

Applied Polymer Technologies (APT), an Enterprise Ireland-funded Technology Gateway hosted by the Materials Research Institute at Athlone Institute of Technology, has teamed up with industry to develop personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers.

MRI researchers present findings at Medical Device Conference in Brussels

The Medical Plastics Conference 2017 was held in Brussels | 6–8 Mar 2017. This conference was organised in association with the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE).

Open Day for polymer Industry at AIT

Open Day for Polymer Industry at AIT Athlone ITs Materials Research Institute hosted the annual open day for its industrial polymer research centre, APT on Thursday the 8th of September 2016.

ICOMP partnership with AIT | Thermoplastics

AIT is an academic partner in the University of Limerick based, Irish Centre for Composites Research (ICOMP).

Fulbright Ambassadors at AIT!

The Fulbright Commission has recently appointed Fulbright Ireland Ambassadors at 3rd level institutions around Ireland, with Dr. Luke Geever being appointed as the official Fulbright Ambassador for AIT.

Service recognition award for Jim Hopkins

After over thirty years of service to the Athlone Institute of Technology and the Irish Plastics Industry, Jim Hopkins recently retired from the Polymer Department at AIT.

The Shabra Group has kindly donated a blown film line

The Shabra Group has kindly donated a blown film line to the MRI’s APT centre.

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