Kuraray shines light on elastomer advances

Friedrichshafen, Germany – At this year’s Fakuma expo, polymer and chemicals maker Kuraray showed off two interesting developments within its advanced elastomers portfolio.

In particular, the Japanese company used the event, held 16-20 Oct in Friedrichshafen, to introduce a new range of acrylic-based block copolymers for optical waveguide applications and polymer modification.

Kuraray said its “unique” anionic living polymerisation technology combines various acrylic monomers into AB- or ABA-type block-copolymers – based on polymethylmethacrylate hard-blocks and an acrylic-based soft-block.


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