Polymers

Contact:
Professor Joanna Ryszkowska
joanna.ryszkowska@pw.edu.pl
+48 22 234 57 12, +48 22 628 19 83

The research group specializes in analysis of the relationship between the structure and properties of various polymer materials. For many years, the group has been dealing with applications of various groups of polyurethane materials.

Currently, research focuses on applications of polymeric materials with special properties, e.g., with high energy absorption capacity and high fire resistance (gas cylinder covers, shields for firemen), high fire resistance of polyurethane materials (insulating materials with reduced prices), polyurethane materials produced using renewable raw materials (elastic, viscoelastic, rigid foams elastomers), materials for use as cryo-isolations.

  1. Polymeric materials - description of the structure, characteristics of properties, relationships between structure and properties, degradation of polymers
  2. Polymer thermoplastic composites - including the use of natural fillers (Natural Fiber Composites NFC), in particular by-products from the agro-food industry.
  3. Polyurethane materials - relationships between the structure and properties of: polyurethane elastomers, rigid foams, semi-rigid foams, viscoelastic foams, elastic foams, polyurethane composites.
  4. Polyurethane materials produced using renewable raw materials.
  5. Degradable and biodegradable polymers.
  6. Recycling of thermoplastics and polymer duroplasts

Research activities

  • Polymer materials - description of the structure, characteristics of properties, relationships between structure and properties, degradation of polymers
  • Polymer thermoplastic composites - including the use of natural fillers, especially byproducts from the agro-food industry
  • Polyurethane materials - relationships between the structure and properties, including those made with the use of natural resources:
    • polyurethane elastomers
    • rigid foams, semi-rigid foams
    • viscoelastic foams, flexible foams
    • flexible foams
    • polyurethane composites
  • Degradable and biodegradable polymers
  • Recycling of thermoplastics and polymer duroplasts
     

Research offer

  • Analysis with infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).
  • Thermal analysis (DSC, TGA, DMA).
  • Description of polymer structure.
  • Evaluation of degradation.
  • Assessment of permanent deformation, resilience in flexible foams.
  • Evaluation of brittleness of rigid foams.
  • Description of the relationship between structure and properties of polymeric materials, including polyurethane.
  • Description of the structure and properties of WPC and NFC composites.
     

Research equipment

  • Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer, DMA Q800, TA Instruments
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter, DSC Q100, TA Instruments
  • Thermogravimeter Q500, TA Instruments
  • Microtom Leica RM2126 - 2001, Leica Microsystems
  • Ultrasonic VCX 750 homogenizer
  • FT-IR infrared spectrometer with TGA-IR adapter
     

Projects

  • Development of Biobased Cryogenic Insulation Modified with Nanocrystalline Cellulose, dr Ugis Cabulis Bio4Crio Latvia (M-ERA.NET Call 2017 NCBR)
     

Research collaboration

National collaboration with research units

  • Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Professor Aleksander Prociak
  • Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Professor G. Rokicki
  • Rzeszow University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Professor Maciej Heneczkowski
  • Rzeszow University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Professor Mariusz Oleksy
  • Institute of Biopolymers and Chemical Fibres, Professor Krystyna Wrześniewska-Tosik
  • UTP University of Science and Technology , Professor Stanisław Zajchowski
  • UTP University of Science and Technology, Professor Jolanta Tomaszewska
  • Main School of Fire Service, Professor Marzena Półka
  • Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal, Lucyna Więcław-Solny, PhD
  • New Chemical Syntheses Institute, Professor Edward Rój

National collaboration with industry

  • Asma Polska Sp. z o.o., Wola Ducka
  • Lubas Poliuretany Sp. j., Wieczfnia k. Mławy
  • Gasket Sp. z o.o., Bielsko-Biała
  • Ciech Pianki Sp. z o.o., Bydgoszcz
  • FAMPUR Adam Przekurat, Bydgoszcz
  • Zakład Doświadczalny Organika Sp. z o.o., Nowa Sarzyna
  • JRS RETTENMAIER & SOEHNE GmbH+Co KG
  • WADIM Plast, Reguły
  • ENGEL Polska sp. z o.o.

International collaboration

  • Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry (LS IWC), Latvia
     

Contact

Professor Joanna Ryszkowska
joanna.ryszkowska@pw.edu.pl
+48 22 234 57 12, +48 22 628 19 83
Division of Ceramics Materials and Polymers