Engineering and Technical Support
Materials Technology Associates (MTA),
our scientific experts can address the technical challenges encountered in the
use of specialty polymers for advanced product applications.
systems can provide impressive advantages in the design and manufacture of
advanced products due to the very wide range of material properties and
processing parameters available through prepolymer formulation. Product
functionality can be achieved with these systems that would not be possible with
MTA has the
advanced knowledge and understanding of formulation structure-property
relationships, curing kinetics, thermal and radiation effects, photoinitiators, additives,
and prepolymer processing parameters, to fully capitalize on the product
design flexibility offered by these materials. MTA can address the complex
synergistic interactions that must occur between the component materials
(including the effective use of additives) to achieve the required level of
product performance and functionality in an advanced product design.
polymer engineering and technical support are provided for systems including:
- UV radiation cured coatings and inks
- Thermally cured coatings and encapsulantsAnaerobic curing adhesivesAdhesives and laminating systemsElectronic materialsNanocompositesThixotropic gels, greases, and lubricantsSolvent based coatings and inksSuperabsorbent tapes, yarns, and powders
MTA possesses a
substantial knowledge base in engineering applications of specialty
polymer systems to achieve product value and functionality. In the case of
processing problems, or product failure, MTA has the expertise to perform
failure analysis and determine the underlying root cause(s). MTA offers
practical solution options that can be implemented.
Additional areas of expertise include liquid coating application and applicator
design, radiation and thermal curing kinetics, lamp configurations and dynamics, effects of processing and additives on end use properties,
manufactured product evaluation and troubleshooting.