The UMONS welcomes more than 10,000 students and offers nearly one hundred degree courses in its seven faculties and three schools. within its 7 faculties and 3 schools. Relying on nearly 900 researchers, research at the UMONS aims to develop a widely recognized expertise for the benefit of society and in particular of its region. Since 2012, the University of Mons has reorganized its research activities through a structure based on ten research institutes, ranging in size from 50 to 100 researchers. Among these, the Research Institute for Materials Science and Engineering.

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The services offered around plastic materials are numerous. The institute has a wide expertise in R&D in the design and characterization of polymeric materials. The major expertise lies in : (i) the "custom" synthesis of polymers with controlled macromolecular structure, (ii) the production of filled polymers (in nanoparticles) and/or filled polymer blends using green processes, including reactive extrusion, additive manufacturing and the development of polymer materials for specific applications (packaging, electronics, biomedical,...). The Materials Institute has a range of equipment covering the entire value chain, from synthesis/functionalization to the final characterization of material properties.

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