Institute Carnot PolyNat

High-added Value for, innovative, functional, bio-sourced and flexible Materials

Eight Grenoble research centers are involved in institute Carnot PolyNat, dedicated to the eco-production of high-added-value functional biosourced materials. PolyNat obtained the Carnot Label of Excellence in 2011, which has been renewed in 2016 for an undeterminated period.

The Polynat institute focuses on the elaboration and the production of use of high-added value, functional materials, either hybrid” (partly issued from fossil and natural resources), or totally “biosourced”, by taking advantage of the self-assembly of elementary bricks constituting the plant material (glycopolymers, nanocrystals, cellulose fibres), at micro and nano scales.

10 M€ Partnership research
15 M€ Consolidated budget
278 Researchers, Engineers, Post-doc (including 74 PhD students)
302 Patents / 142 Publications ranked A

Success Story

Hydrophobic, entirely recyclable papers and boards

The market of good packaging and conditioning is booming in the sector of the food-processing industry. It amounts to 120 million-tonnes and the financial turnover is to tune of € 200 billon.