TURI’s research is driven by the needs of Massachusetts industry. Each year, we solicit input from Massachusetts companies about their specific research opportunities to reduce the use of toxic chemicals.
In addition to providing safer alternatives that Massachusetts industries can use, TURI’s research has enhanced the intellectual capital at UMass Lowell. The university enjoys four approved patent applications for work performed at TURI or with the assistance of TURI researchers:
- The Identification and Screening of Lower Toxicity Solvents for Contact Adhesives
- Safer Alternatives to Octylphenol Ethoxylates for Immunoassay Applications
- High Performance Bisphenol A (BPA)-Free Epoxy Resins
- Methylene Chloride-free Paint Stripping
TURI's research program works with individual companies and supply chain consortia for different business sectors:
Review TURI’s Research Reports by topic that describe industry and university led efforts to reduce toxic chemical use.