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Polyacrylic acid (also known as Carbomer) is a versatile polymer. It is used, for example, as an emulsifier and thickener in personal care products, to make medical implants, as a superabsorber in self-healing concrete and as a binder in a coating formulation for paper. A bio-based and biodegradable alternative in the form of polyaspartate (PolyASP) is very welcome.
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That is what the Interreg Flanders-Netherlands project GREENER is working on. Within the project consortium, three universities (Ghent University, KU Leuven, Maastricht University/AMIBM) work together with three industrial partners on both sides of the Dutch-Belgian border: GOVI, Millvision and Tenco DDM. In October, they jointly organised an online workshop on the synthesis, properties and applications of polyaspartates.

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