Technologies and Markets
Advance Lubricant Technologies (Now being spun-off into a start up company - Symmetry Lubricants):
Lubrication is a very large, critical world market and improved materials offer the potential for significant energy savings and enhanced equipment life. TensTech currently has under development a new class of intermediate molecular weight, low viscosity, high viscosity index, low pour point base lubricants that will find application in a wide range of industrial and consumer applications.
In addition, TensTech has recently identified a second new class of low viscosity, high molecular weight lubricants that have significant market potential.
Low Molecular Weight Block Copolymers:
The modification and control of material surface properties is a cost efficient method for providing topically applied, new and desirable properties for a range of materials. TensTech has pioneered new material development in this area and products developed by them are currently being evaluated in a range of applications including:
Durable polymer surface modification
Printing ink component
New Cosmetic Component Technologies:
New class of emoluments with very long play times
New cleaning agents with extremely low skin and eye irritation
Polar, but water insoluble carriers for sunscreen and related applications
Stabilizing carriers for botanical actives
Advanced Surfactant Technology:
Surface active materials with targeted secondary properties
Surfactant that disappear after a moderate heat treatment
New Cellulosic Micro-Forms:
TensTech has research and is now developing applications for several new, highly crystaline cellulose micro form. These materials have potential applications in areas ranging from food to advanced coatings to composites to advanced paper structures.
Chemicals for Construction Applications:
TensTech has developed and is now commercializing additives to enhance the performance of concrete and plaster.