Headshot of Noel Gately, Director of Applied Polymer Technologies (APT)
Dr Noel Gately
APT Gateway Manager
 +353 (0)90 64 68285

APT - Applied Polymer Technologies - Athlone

What is APT

The APT (Applied Polymer Technologies) Gateway applies polymer technologies for Irish-based companies who use polymer materials – ranging in size from startups and SMEs to multinational companies. APT has a core focus on three applied technology areas it aims to transfer to industry: biomedical polymers, polymer recycling and composites.

APT is a dedicated resource for the Irish polymer manufacturing industry and regularly provides training and information dissemination, as well as production demonstration days for companies. Using its suite of characterisation equipment and pilot polymer processing facilities, APT

can cover all areas of the production lifecycle. This capacity ranges from concept design and prototype development towards commercial launch of a development product, production optimisation and troubleshooting for existing processes and end of life recycling.


• Pilot and production-scale injection moulding, blow moulding, thermoforming, extrusion and compounding lines
• Advanced analytical facilities for materials research, testing and troubleshooting
• Design, rapid prototyping and micromoulding capabilities

Hosted by:

• Athlone Institute of Technology

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