Allotropica Technologies has licensed a new class of polymers from NASA that show exceptional promise in critical applications in the oil and gas, electronics, industrial and aircraft industries. In these sectors polymer (composite) parts have to survive very high temperatures and aggressive chemicals such as drilling fluids and strong acids while maintaining mechanical integrity.
The new polymeric materials—liquid crystal thermosets (LCT)— were invented at NASA by Allotropica Technologies co-founder and TU Delft professor, Theo Dingemans. It significantly expands the range of use of polymeric materials to higher temperatures without loss of strength and chemical resistance, while facilitating processing into shaped parts. It can solve the problems outlined.