CAPP, the Center for Advanced Polymer Processing, stems from a partnership between Case Western Reserve University, Thermo Scientific and leading plastics and rubber companies. It is a state-of-the-art center for advanced polymer blending and compounding and reactive extrusion able to perform basic non-competitive research and development in the area of materials development and manufacturing by intent in support of the polymer, pharmaceutical and food industries.
The main objective of CAPP is to develop new advanced and functional multiphase complex materials or optimize the performance of existing ones by integrating the most advanced experimental and computational capabilities. In order to achieve this, CAPP has three main activity thrusts:
CAPP is a collaboration between Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Thermo Scientific and leading industrial companies in the plastics and rubber industries, split between two possible membership tiers, depending on their financial and personnel commitment (see Membership Structure).
CAPP services include: