Materials & Biotechnology Division
Materials & Biotechnology Division

TARRC's Materials & Biotechnology Division is made up of three units:

The Advanced Materials and Product Development Unit, headed by Paul Brown, the Materials Characterisation Unit, headed by Paul Gugan, and the Biotechnology Unit, headed by Dr Maria Kolesnikova-Allen.

The Division is at the forefront of the development of new polymer materials with enhanced properties. One particularly successful area of R&D work is concerned with the development of a range of TPVs based on different elastomers. More recent developments include work on developing rubber nanocomposite materials containing organoclays.

TARRC’s comprehensive range of analytical facilities also falls under this Division. Its systems and equipment are continually updated to keep it at the forefront of analytical testing and R&D and to meet the demands of work carried out for internal and external clients. Many of the routine tests are accredited by UKAS to ISO 17025

As Malaysia is the largest exporter of medical gloves in the world, we also have expertise in the issues surrounding protein allergy and other allergic reactions to latex products.

A list of TARRC staff can be found in Organisation structure.

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