PAMs are used as high performing gels for electrophoresis, the so called PAGE (polyacrylamide gelelectrophoresis) technology. This is widely regarded as a milestone for the analysis and characterization of macromolecules such as proteins in medical, biochemical and pharmacological research.
PAMs are used as an ingredient in cosmetics, thus imparting unique properties. The same is applicable to special printing inks. It has also been demonstrated that PAMs, used besides fertilizers as supplement in soil, enhance the yields in agriculture. Furthermore, PAMs are used during construction for soil stabilization and for seepage control in water canals. An additional aesthetic use is where PAMs allow for the ultimate “cool solution” for all those who like winter: Instant snow.