Advantages of Polymer Coatings

Polymers and their composites have favorable tribological performance such as low coefficient of friction (COF) and good corrosion resistance, when working as bearing materials. In this article we explore the advantages of polymer coatings for tribological purposes.

Celebrating Dr. James Economy

Recently, we celebrated the 90th birthday of one of ATSP’s co-founders – Dr. James Economy. As a former student of his, I wanted to write this article to talk about his remarkable career.

ATSP 2017 Literature Summary

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. 

2016 ATSP Literature Summary

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.