UNT polymer engineers partner with industry leader to develop advanced coatings technology

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Building contractors across the country may owe certain thanks to UNT plastics engineers over the next few years.  Regents Professor of materials science and engineering Dr. Witold Brostow and his team at the Laboratory of Advanced Polymers and Optimized Materials (LAPOM) have just completed their first contract with McKinney, TX based Encore Wire Corporation, an industry leader in the manufacture of wires for residential, commercial, and industrial applications.  The LAPOM team is working to develop wire coating materials with better adhesion, scratch-resistance, and reduced friction during installation — major goals for the Encore project.

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