Current Research and Development Programs
Current technologies under development/commercialization include:
An advance fabric for use in parachute deployment sleeves.
Advanced lubricants that will provide significant enhancements in process efficiencies and wear reduction in a range of industrial and consumer applications.
Polymers for hair conditioning that will revolutionize the way in which hair is cleaned and managed, along with providing enhanced scalp health.
New forms of cellulose, isolated from a low value agricultural bi-product, that have amazing properties and will find use in applications ranging from paper to enhanced plastic materials to high strength, low weight thermoset composites.
Current technologies in research/early development include:
A new class of cost effective, high strength, inherently flame-retardant fabrics for military, industrial and consumer applications.
A new class of low cost, ion-exchange fabrics that are being developed to provide a cost-effective method for addressing the international drinking water issue of fluoride ion toxicity.
New approaches to the durable modification of fiber forming polymer surfaces