Datalase Launch Research Project with University of Manchester

The ‘INFINITY’ research and development programme will drive forward the continued search for the best and most diverse portfolio of colour-change pigments. It will involve work within the areas of synthetic chemistry and materials characterisation to investigate the opportunities for multi-colour printing of products and packaging.

The project will operate from the company’s headquarters in Cheshire along with the School of Chemistry and the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) at the University of Manchester.

Programme manager for the DataLase project, Adam O’Rourke, said: “This research project will supply us with the expert knowledge and world-class facilities needed to further develop our full colour solution. We are delighted to be working with Dr. Webb and Prof. Turner at Manchester University and excited to see the potential developments to come from the partnership.”, Marion Wrackmeyer, a member of the School of Chemistry at Manchester University, became a research associate in November and will work on the project for the next two years.

Dr Wrackmeyer has been heavily involved in numerous projects studying the chemistry of aromatic compounds, synthesis of bespoke monomers and polymers, processing and analysis of organic semiconducting materials. As part of the DataLase programme, Marion will work within the areas of synthetic chemistry and materials characterisation to produce novel colour-forming pigments. Read more

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