The Centre of Polymer Systems (CPS) is a top-ranking research unit of Tomas Bata University in Zlín (TBU), which guarantees world- class parameters in polymer systems research and utilization of the state-of-the-art technologies. Since 2015 it has been located in an entirely new building designed to measure the needs and objectives of the research centre. It was under construction from 2013 to 2015. Project costs reached CZK 713 million, out of which CZK 176 million included costs of machines and equipment of the Centre. In 2015 CPS was granted another almost CZK 50 million for additional machines and equipment.
Current research in the CPS is channelled into 8 directions covering perspective areas of the world of polymer systems. These areas include Rubber processing and materials, Systems with sensor properties, Mul - tifunctional nanomaterials, Bioactive polymer systems, Composites with electric and magnetic properties, Surface treatment of materials, Biocomposite systems and Processing of plastics.