RAFT - technology for advanced materials

CSIRO’s Reversible Addition Fragmentation chain Transfer (RAFT) technology enables companies to develop new and advanced materials.

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This technology is a polymerisation process that provides a versatile, simple way to create new tailored materials for various industries, including:

  • Specialty chemicals
  • Biomedical
  • Personal care, including cosmetics
  • Agrichemicals
  • Industrial chemicals.

We’re now seeking:

  • Research organisations or companies who can help us further develop this technology or applications of the technology, and
  • Companies who wish to license the technology to use (for research or commercial purposes) in their business.

Our RAFT technology makes it possible to produce an unlimited range of tailored and high performance materials with complex structures.

Various companies are currently licensing the technology to develop materials that:

  • Are more functional and controllable
  • Require less active ingredients
  • Overcome previous technical challenges
  • Are more environmentally sustainable.

RAFT is a polymerisation technology invented by CSIRO.

RAFT has already been applied in:

  • Coatings and lubricants
  • Delivery of agrochemicals
  • Medical devices
  • Personal care, such as cosmetics
  • Paints
  • Electronics.

RAFT is a process of making better polymers, and a better process for making polymers.  A form of control free radical polymerisation, RAFT is a versatile, simple way to create new tailored materials in a range of industry sectors.

We’re open to organisations interested in collaborating with us on further applications for RAFT, or companies licensing the technology for use in their own business.

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