Serving industry

Your link to technology and training in all areas of polymer science and engineering.



The Polymer Centre is a network of 45 academic research groups at the University of Sheffield. Located in our Faculties of Science, Engineering and Medicine, our interests span all areas of polymer science and technology and we are the UK’s largest single-university academic network in the field.

Through our training pages, you can access the IOM3-accredited Polymer Science and Technology modular course and request more information about bespoke programmes for on-site tuition at your company.


You can also talk to us about your business or technical needs and we will map those needs onto the specific interests of our academic members. Working in commercial confidence, we will determine the best format for interaction together. We can then assist in applying for third-party funding and setting up supply-chain collaborations and we help with project management where appropriate.


You can rely on our knowledge of the full range of funding schemes, project formats and IP assignment options and our commitment to find the best solution to a given problem. In addition to the typical business-to-university mechanisms of consultancy and sponsored research, we have close links to Sheffield’s wholly-owned contract R&D service company, FaraPack Polymers Ltd, which offers short- to medium-term support on a business-to-business basis.