Engineering Plastics and Polymers

The Polymers as a business sector is complex, challenging, and calls upon the companies to keep innovating, become more efficient and cost competitive. Naturally, it becomes important for companies to keep an eye on what the competition is doing, new innovation trends in the sector, identify technology white spaces, and protect and monetize IPs.

Aranca, with its significant expertise across the breadth and depth of Polymers and Engineering Plastics domain, has a great track record in assisting companies from the sector with their intellectual property research and analysis requirements. We have delivered IP research and insights for a wide range of requirements ranging from white space analysis, tech scouting, tech landscaping, patent watch, and support for R&D strategies to patent monetization support.  

Track Record

300+ Engineering Plastics and Polymers Projects conducted


Projects conducted.

150+  Engineering plastics and polymers covered


Engineering plastics and polymers covered by our consultants.

30+ Engineering Plastics and Polymer Clients


Clients including plastic manufacturers.

100,000+ Man hours of Plastics & Polymer's IP research experience


Man hours of research experience.

Domain Expertise

Significant breadth and depth of experience across the Engineering Plastics and Polymers domain.

Thermoplastic Materials

  • Acrylic Based
  • Amide Based
  • Ester Based
  • Olefin Based
  • Vinyl Based

Thermoset Materials

  • Polyester Fiberglass Systems
  • Polyurethanes
  • Vulcanized Rubber
  • Epoxy Resins
  • Phenol/Urea-formaldehyde

Elastomeric Materials

  • Unsaturated Rubbers
  • Saturated Rubbers
  • Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • Polysulfide Rubber
  • Elastolefin

Fiber Materials

  • Cellulose Fibers
  • Carbon Fibers
  • Silicon Carbide Fibers
  • Polymer Fibers
  • Microfibers

Polymerisation Technologies

  • Bulk Polymerization
  • Solution Polymerization
  • Suspension Polymerization
  • Emulsion Polymerization
  • Compounding

Shaping of Plastics

  • Coating/Spin Casting
  • Injection/Blow Molding
  • Cast/Film Extrusion
  • Thermoforming/Deep-drawing
  • Compression Molding

Examples of Our Work in Engineering Plastics and Polymers

Technology Intelligence

R&D Strategy Roadmaps

  • Future trends related to luxury vinyl tiles
  • Identifying different low-cost materials for aerospace lining
  • Technology roadmap for cyclo-olefin copolymers (COC)

White Space Analysis

  • Problem - solution matrix for technologies pertaining to non-halogen flame retardants
  • White space analysis related to polymers used in gas barrier technologies
  • Identifying unsolved issues pertaining to polymers in nano lithography

Technology Landscape | Innovation Focus

  • Trend analysis related to injection molding advancements
  • Landscape of technologies pertaining to additives
  • Identifying technologies pertaining to bio-based epoxy resins

Monetizing Existing Technical Know-how

  • Patent valuation related to sulfonated polyesters
  • Collaboration opportunities for technology pertaining to recycling of plastics
  • Royalty rate estimation for in-licensing a patent related to carbon nanotubes

Technology Scouting and Acquisition

  • Technology scouting for smart packaging
  • Identifying solutions for problems related shelf life in packages
  • Feasibility analysis of using norbornene based polymers in semiconductors

Product Development for Emerging Technologies/ Markets

  • Technology assessment pertaining to polyether ether ketone
  • Scouting for one-step polymerization technique for alpha-olefins
  • Identifying emerging nano-patterning techniques for product development support

IP Strategy

Prosecution Support

  • Prior-art study for high resilience polyester
  • Novelty search related to polymer compositions used in fibres
  • Patent drafting for technology pertaining to specialty polyamides

Prior Art Searches

  • Product launch study for a technology related to a production process of antioxidant master-batches, in US and GB jurisdictions
  • State of art search for a polymer composition used as a tire material
  • Infringement search for technology related to a method of manufacturing terminal-modified polymer

Portfolio Analysis

  • Patent portfolio analysis of companies dealing in technologies pertaining to conductive polymers
  • Scouting key patents from portfolio related to thermally conductive polymers for licensing purpose
  • Assessment of patent quality for a patent portfolio related to scratch resistant compositions

Technology/ Patent Landscape

  • Competitor benchmarking of patent portfolio related to foaming additives
  • Technology landscape on oxygen scavenging technologies
  • Identifying various flouro-based elastomers and related production technologies in aerospace industry

Licensing Program Support

  • Estimating market potential for technology related to spandex formulations for in-licensing purpose
  • Out-licensing support for portfolio related to the spun bonded polyolefin sheets/films
  • Partner identification for technology related to thermoplastics used in health care

M&A Support

  • Valuation of patent portfolio related to binder compositions based on polyvinyl alcohol for M&A purpose
  • Due-diligence of IP portfolio related to bio-based polymerization additives for purpose of M&A
  • Potential partner identification for technology pertaining to comestible packaging

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