Laboratory of Polymeric and Composite Materials

A laboratory shared between the UNIVERSITY OF MONS and the MATERIA NOVA RESEARCH CENTER and integrated into the Center for Innovation and Research in Polymer Materials - CIRMAP.

The key objective of the LPCM group could be resumed as : by a fine control/tuning over the polymer synthesis, and by an in-depth characterization of the resulting material properties, our goal aims at targeting new applications in industrial domains as versatile as packaging, cables, insulators industries, but also in electronic, communication, health biomedical and pharmaceutical areas.

LPCM, part of the Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science of the University of Mons (UMONS), has been created with the support of both "Région Wallonne" and European Community within the frame of the launching of Materia Nova research center.

More particurlarly and in perfect complementarity with other laboratories involved in Materia Nova research center, LPCM has oriented, since its opening in October 1997, its activities in synthesis, characterization, transformation, processing, and applications of polymeric and composite materials, with a special insight for the ultimate life end-up of the polymeric material after its last utilization ; "clean" incineration, recycling, depolymerization process, or biodegradation.

Contact person

Jean-Marie RAQUEZ
Jean-Marie RAQUEZ
Bâtiment Mendeleïev - 3e étage
23, Avenue Maistriau
7000 Mons
+32(0)65 373480