An agreement was signed on July 11th.
A group led by Professor Alexander Lamberov at the Institute of Chemistry will work on the project. This team has already had success in providing innovative catalysts for oil extraction and petrochemistry.
Professor Lamberov told the guests that these anti-viscosity catalysts have no analogs in the world. They are designed for in situ use and are also capable of assisting in heavy oil extraction. The other catalyst is based on highly porous mesh structures and is very durable, making it 20% more efficient than current competitors.
Kraton Polymers is known for its unique brand of polymers widely used in many products, from toothbrushes and safety razor handles to medical instruments. Craig Stevens, Process Development Manager at Kraton, said that the company now looks for ways to reduce unwanted scents in its products. This is where KFU steps in to provide new solutions. Hopefully, the cooperation won’t be limited to this first experience.