Microencapsulation & Nanomaterials

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Microencapsulation and Nanomaterials in the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) specializes in new product development; product and process design and improvement; paint removal technologies; supercritical fluid processing; chemical pilot plant design and operation; performance problem resolution for manufacturers and users of polymers; and chemical and petroleum refining. Organic chemists, polymer scientists, chemical engineers, chemical physicists and petroleum engineers are available to produce specialized formulations for controlled release, research new technologies, resolve problems with chemicals and polymers, test materials, and reformulate products to meet environmental regulations.

Joe McDonough, Director
Stephen Wellinghoff, Ph.D., Institute Scientist

Microencapsulation & Nanomaterials Technical Strengths

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 10 technical divisions.