Tribological Properties

ATSP coatings can be applied via solvent-borne, electrostatic, and thermal processes. The various coating technique have been used to yield high quality, commercial grade coatings with excellent thickness uniformity, smoothness, adhesion, and tribological properties. Contact us for more details or to have your samples coated with ATSP for evaluation.

Downloadable References:

ATSP Tribology Overview (pdf, 458 kB)

Scratch Resistance of ATSP (pdf, 887 kB)

Tribological Characterization of ATSP (pdf, 773 kB)

SEM images of ATSP CP-7 blends: (a) The “rock-like” structures are ATSP, while the fibrous material surrounding these structures is PTFE, (b) and (c) different magnifications (d) pin wear rate and (e) friction coefficient for ATSP CP-7 blends and high performing commercially available polymer composites.

Friction coefficient and wear rate of ATSP versus several commercial polymeric coatings with no refrigerant or lubricant. (6 MPa contact pressure, 4 m/s sliding speed, 30 min)

Friction coefficient (x-axis) vs. wear rate (y-axis) of ATSP versus several commercial polymeric coatings with next-generation HFO-1234yf refrigerant and PAG as lubricant.

(6 MPa contact pressure, 3.6 m/s sliding speed, 30 min.)

ATSP-based coating versus competing coatings showing superior scratch resistance.

(80mN ramped load experiment with 4.3um conospherical indenter)

News & Updates

2016 ATSP Literature Summary

March 1, 2017

2016 has seen publications on our crosslinkable aromatic polyester technology deployed as an extraordinarily wear resistant coating,  a high temperature and recyclable foam, a high performance stock shape/bulk material, an innovative solid state adhesive, and a microcracking-resistant and repairable high temperature composite resin. See article links below.

•NASA Tech Briefs article on our Phase I SBIR
•Processing of aromatic thermosetting copolyesters into foams and bulk parts: characterization and mechanical properties
•Advanced polymeric coatings for tilting pad bearings with application in the oil and gas industry
•Adhesion characteristics of aromatic thermosetting copolyester and glass fiber laminates with copper foils for improved circuit boards
•Unlubricated Tribological Performance of Aromatic Thermosetting Polyester (ATSP) Coatings Under Different Temperature Conditions
•Tribological interactions of advanced polymeric coatings with polyalkylene glycol lubricant and r1234yf refrigerant
•Heat-Induced Polycondensation Reaction with Self-Generated Blowing Agent Forming Aromatic Thermosetting Copolyester Foams
•Normal impact of sand particles with solar panel glass surfaces

ATSP Innovations has first sale

May 27, 2014

ATSP Innovations has had its first sale of material to CU Aerospace. This sale is in support of a recently awarded SBIR from the U.S. Navy to develop fiber-reinforced composite materials with ablative properties.

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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.