Master´s thesis project for the Chemical Industry Segment - Silicone

Nynas is offering a challenging thesis projects for a Master`s student. The aim is to support and strengthen our ongoing application developments in the CMI group. Main focus of the project is to develop silicone sealant formulation with mineral oil and understand the impact of oil on the key properties of sealants.

Key tasks will include:

  • Literature study: identification of main markets and application segments
  • Proposal of silicone sealant formulations and mineral oil selection
  • Compounding and formulation of silicone sealant samples
  • Characterization, performance evaluation and testing: mechanical properties, migration, UV and heat ageing etc.
  • Final report

Candidate profile 

  • Last year M.Sc. student in Chemical Engineering with a minor in polymer chemistry, polymer technology, or equivalent.
  • Basic understanding of polymers and polymer processing techniques
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience in laboratory work
  • Fluency in both Swedish and English

On a personal level, we are looking for a person who lives our company values – dedication, cooperation and proactivity. You need to be structured and organized on a daily basis. To further qualify for this position we need you to be able to work independently, be responsible and have integrity.

In turn we offer a challenging project working in an exciting and international environment with committed colleagues.

Start date: to be agreed on (latest September)

Duration: 20 weeks

Contact and Application
Last application date: 15th July
For more information or application please contact: Dr. Peter Kaali (