Materials Technology Associates, Inc., Specialty Polymer Engineering and Technical Support

                 Specialty Polymer Engineering and Technical Support

Specialized Polymer Applications

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Specialty Polymer Engineering and Technical Support

At Materials Technology Associates (MTA), our scientific experts can address the technical challenges encountered in the use of specialty polymers for advanced product applications.

Specialty polymer 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 conventional polymers.

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.

Specialty polymer engineering and technical support are provided for systems including:

  • UV radiation cured coatings and inks
  • Thermally cured coatings and encapsulants
  • Anaerobic curing adhesives
  • Adhesives and laminating  systems
  • Electronic materials
  • Nanocomposites
  • Thixotropic gels, greases, and lubricants
  • Solvent based coatings and inks
  • Superabsorbent tapes, yarns, and powders
  • Hydrogels

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.





Excellence in Specialty Polymer Engineering and Technical Support

MTA Capabilities Include:

Custom formulation

Expertise in  specialty polymer development and selection

Thermal, mechanical, and viscoelastic measurements and analysis

Measurements and analysis of curing processes and kinetics

Micromeasurements for product characterization

Access to state-of-the-art formulation suppliers

Processing and product measurement and evaluation, including failure and root cause analysis

Environmental aging and reliability measurement and assessment

Strategic raw materials quality control

High speed liquid coating application and applicator design expertise

Onsite product      and process troubleshooting

Onsite workshops  and seminars




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