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ATSP Innovations is developing a new family of polymers called Aromatic Thermosetting Copolyesters for use in tribological, structural, high temperature, and electronic applications.

Competitive Advantages

The following are some of the competitive advantages of the ATSP system.
  • Straightforward, highly reproducible process to synthesize resin, resulting in low cost manufacturing
  • Interchain transesterification reactions (ITR)
-    Permits repair and attachment of polyester parts to other parts with ester units, even if they are fully cured
-    Permits consolidation and elimination of voids
-    Permits recycling of scrap or worn pieces to recover the ATSP
  • Composites based on ATSP are usable as load bearing members up to Tg (as high as 285°C). In air ATSP is stable up to 350°C and 425°C in nitrogen—comparable to best available polymers.
  • Highly flame resistant unfilled resin: limiting oxygen index (LOI) of 40%, far superior to aramids, phenolics and most other high temperature polymers
  • Potential of preparing lightweight rigid foams and functionally graded structures.
  • Outstanding wear resistance permits use as a wear resistant coating
  • Use as a high temperature coupling agent for high temperature fibers to high temperature matrices
  • Useful as a matrix for high temperature composites—induced liquid crystalline behavior at interface will result in a matching of CTE between the fibers and matrix yielding minimal residual stress

 

     

Tribological Properties

High Performance Composites

News & Updates

Phase II Win for ATSP Innovations

April 12, 2018

ATSP Innovations is pleased to announce that our NASA Phase I SBIR project “Reversible adhesion concept for in-space assembly” has been selected by NASA for a Phase II award.

We are honored to have NASA recognize our innovation in in-space structural assembly and the quality of our expert teamwork. We look forward to developing our reversible adhesive technology to enable future space structures to be re-assembled and re-purposed again and again across multiple missions.


ATSP 2017 Publications Summary

January 22, 2018

For 2017, ATSP has reached new heights for polymers - demonstrating superior tribological performance under abrasive and cryogenic conditions and unprecedented mechanical and thermal properties for nanocomposite foams with outstanding resistance to aging. 

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Support

National Science Foundation

Our research results are based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.