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

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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National Science Foundation

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