SupraPolix BV offers a new concept in the world of plastics by separating the processability demands from the material demands: incorporation of already a small amount of our product. SuprB expands the scope of applications for existing polymeric materials by dramatically simplifying their processing. As a consequence, production can be significantly cheaper and faster, whereas the consumer will benefit from innovated products that are easier to use and more environmentally benign.
The seminal work in the field of supramolecular polymer chemistry performed in the groups of Bert Meijer and Rint Sijbesma at the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, has led to the development of new materials that benefit from the sophisticated design of self-complementary quadruple hydrogen bonding units (also known as UPy or UreidoPyrimidone). The key to the success of the UPy's was the use of specific quadruple hydrogen bonding interactions that combine easy preparation with strong secondary interactions. Emerging from 1996, several key-papers on this subject have appeared in professional journals (see polymers).