Within DPI, collaboration is at the pre-competitive level, which means that competitors and non-competitors sit around the same table and work together on topics of common research needs and interests. Our industrial partner base extends across the polymer value chain and includes producers as well as processors and (end-)users of polymeric materials in many parts of the world. The industrial partners can use the generated knowledge for their own product and/or process development purposes, thus enhancing their innovation power and competitiveness.
Given the rapid growth in the use of polymeric materials across the world, polymer research on an international level is becoming increasingly essential. Thanks to our global partner base, DPI is a collaboration platform that takes an international approach to research.