Research and Development

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Polymer science research and development is a strategic priority for QAPCO as it creates new applications for polyethylene products and stimulates the development of high-technology, skilled jobs from the laboratory to the classroom and creates new markets for the Company’s products.

Through our 16 strategic partnerships with Qatari schools and universities, we are supporting the development of a new field of research and expertise in polymer science and STEM initiatives that create a strong economic and academic contribution to Qatar.

As such, in 2015 , it was decided to renew the QAPCO Polymer Chair at Qatar University, so to continue with our commitment to supporting research and development within the education sector. The Chair was originally implemented in 2012 and enables Professor Igor Krupa, one of the leading experts in the field, to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to this important area of Polymer Science.

In 2015, QAPCO instituted the Virtual Polymer Research and Innovation Center. The initiative is a novel way to bring industry partners together in a collaborative forum, where knowledge sharing is possible and encourages to further advance the petrochemical sector and downstream
development.

ResearchInternational Scientific Journal

In 2015, QAPCO drafted a groundbreaking agreement with the Center for Advanced Materials (CAM) at Qatar University for the creation of a new international scientific journal.

The journal will be a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed publication concentrating on materials science and technology. It will consider all original research papers on different aspects related to materials, polymers, energy harvesting, coating and green materials.

The benefits of this new journal are numerous and include improving scientific research in this field to enable the petrochemical community to open up discussion and debate. It also demonstrates how QAPCO and CAM are leaders in this field as there is no other journal focusing on materials related to petro-materials, making this journal unique on an international level.