Gluco Technology is a small and medium enterprise (SME), which was established in 1998 as a spin-off company from the University of Leeds. Gluco Technology is primarily concerned with research and development in the polymeric materials field and has only recently established a base in Bradford. Polymerisation reaction engineering is a reasonable description of the company's activities which involves polymer chemistry, scale-up of processes, reactive processing of polymers, polymer analysis and the testing of polymers at a macroscopic level. The company aims to capitalise on the discovery of good adhesives for polypropylene. A full-scale manufacturing process for the adhesives was established and patents granted (Europe, US and Canada) which are still active. The staff are all highly qualified and have received PhD Degrees.