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History

CSIRO has a long and storied history in Polymer Chemistry and Science:

These include:

1984 – Nitroxide mediated polymerisation (NMP) – Discovery and development of the first controlled polymerisation.

1988 – Polymer Banknote – Australia’s introduction of plastic banknotes.

1997 – Elast-Eon®– Biocompatible Polyurethanes

1997 – Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer  – Discovery of the RAFT process.

2001 – Lotrafilcon A – The development of extended wear contact lens.

2004 – NovoSorb® – Biodegradable polyurethanes for biomedical applications.