New Materials to Protect our Infrastructure
materials scientists are always working on improved materials to solve
a variety of issues from corrosion coatings for wastewater treatment
facilities to energy-absorbing coatings to protect people and buildings
from bomb blasts. Our novel Polymer Thermal Spray (PTS) system makes it
easy to apply these functional coatings to most any surface including
metal, wood, plastic and even cardboard. We continually strive to
improve the speed and processability of our PTS system while at the
same time develop advanced materials for difficult problems.
Corrosion Resistant Coatings
Resodyn Corporation recently submitted a patent application for a novel polymer coating to prevent corrosion based on polyaniline technology. A great example of our synergistic approach to research and development, the manufacturing process for this material incorporates a RAM mixer from Resodyn Acoustic Mixers, Inc.
Energy Absorbing Coatings
Working with the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense, we are developing coatings that can sustain a terrorist bomb attack and prevent buildings, bridges and tunnels from collapsing. We are also working on coatings to absorb the energy from high velocity projectiles such a bullets or debris during a tornado to help keep people safe.
Insulative Syntactic Foams
Our PTS system is capable of spraying syntactic foams eliminating the need for molding and machining shaped foam components for insulation. This process breakthrough coupled with advanced materials will find use in Aerospace and Space Exploration applications.
UV Cured in Place Coatings
A specially designed spray gun fitted on the PTS system allows UV curable coatings to be cured as there are applied. This eliminates the need for a curing oven and greatly speeds the process and lowers the cost for UV coatings.