Center of Exellence for Polymer Materials and Technologies (CE PoliMaT)
Core Data
Hosting Legal Entity
Center of Excellence for Polymer Materials and Technologies
21, Tehnoloski park, Ljubljana, PO: SI-1000, Central (Slovenia)
Tehnoloski park 24, CE PoliMaT - E-building, Ljubljana, PO: 1000 (Slovenia)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2010
Scientific Description
Mission and objectives
CE PoliMaT is a privately owned legal entity, established in 2010 by a group of businesses and academic institutions. It is a centre of excellence for polymer materials and technologies that facilitates research excellence by bringing together leading scientists and engineers from different disciplines, such as chemistry, physics, pharmaceuticals, and mechanical engineering. The focus of polymer science research and development within CE PoliMaT is on advanced multifunctional materials including the use of nanotechnology and renewable resources – bio-based and biodegradable materials. CE PoliMaT develops applications for use in health, electronics, green energy and agriculture. The CE PoliMaT operation is partially financed by the European Union, namely from the European Regional Development Fund.Its mission is to ensure commercialization of research excellence into high value added products and services in high-tech niche markets thereby supporting job creation and economic development. One of the main objectives of CE PoliMaT is to create companies that will commercialize high potential technologies.CE PoliMaT is located in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and cooperates with leading centers of knowledge in the field of polymers from Austria, France, the United States, Africa and India, paving the way to a global bio-polymer network.

RI Keywords
Renewable resources, Polymer materials and technologies, Advanced materials, Paints, Polymer synthesis, Polymer characterization, Nanotechnology, Technology transfer, Centre of excellence, Bio-polymer workshops, Wound-healing therapies, Adhesives, Micro-encapsulacion, Applications in health, Bio-materials, Coatings, Collaborative research
RI Category
Materials Synthesis or Testing Facilities
Analytical Facilities
Micro- and Nanotechnology facilities
Scientific Domain
Engineering and Energy
Chemistry and Material Sciences
Biological and Medical Sciences

We design custom-made trainings in the field of material science, including the handling of equipment and understanding of thermal analysis and synthesis processes.

User support

We enable our research partners to undergo short training and work alongside our researchers on equipment aimed at polymer characterization and polymer synthesis. We provide also user support for specific partner needs, either in development or process optimization.

Access to laboratory

Partners interested in our services are able to come in person to our laboratory and observe as their experiments are being carried out.

Laboratory mixer reactor
Respirometric analyzer

Respirometric analyzer for polymer biodegradation measurements.

Laboratory spray dryer
Thermogravimetric Analyzer coupled with Mass Spectrometer (TGA / MS)
Laboratory shear mixer for powders
Injection moulding machine
Gel Permeation Chromatography / Size Exclusion Chromatography (GPC/SEC)

Type of liquid chromatography for molecular weight and molecular weight distribution characterization of polymers.

UV polymerisation system

UV system for polymerization (INTELLI-RAY 600).

Maldi Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer

Matrix-Assisted Laser-Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer (MALDI/TOF-TOF MS).

RC1 - Reaction calorimeter with in situ ATR-FTIR and FBRM

Fully automated thermostat with glass or high-pressure (up to 60 bar) reactor vessel for reaction calorimetry or scale-up studies with possibility of two in situ analytical techniques: Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) for tracking chemical changes and Focused Beam Reflectance Measurement (FBRM) for tracking changes in particle size and its distribution.

Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)

Differential scanning calorimeter (possibility with UV curing) and Model Free Kinetics.

Laboratory mini extruder
Adsorption porosimeter
High-pressure reactor

Laboratory high-pressure 4L reactor.

Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) and Zetasizer

Dynamic Light Scattering with Zeta potential characterisation for particle size and zeta potential measurements of water dispersions.

Friction / peel tester

Freeze-dryer for drying of thermally unstable substances or removal of non-volatile solvents.

Sputtering device

Sputtering device; Preparation of samples for SEM analysis by thin layer coating with gold or carbon.

Electro-spinning device

Laboratory electro-spinning device and pilot-scale electro-spinning device.