Mallinda Inc. awarded National Science Foundation funding
The producer of vitrimer polymers says it will use the Phase IIB supplemental funding to develop composites for the transportation segment.
Mallinda Inc. (Denver, Colo., U.S.), a manufacturer of vitrimer polymers, has announced that it received $500,000 in supplemental funding as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program's Phase IIB supplemental funding opportunity. Mallinda says that the research and development made possible by this award will accelerate its development of structurally robust, circular composite materials for the transportation segment.
According to the company, its vitrimer composite technology significantly improve cycle times for composite part production, able to reduce times from more than 20 minutes to three minutes or less. The vitrimer composites are also said to eliminate the need for refrigerated transport and storage, to eliminate scrap and to be indefinitely shelf-stable.
Learn about Mallinda’s malleable thermoplastic polymer this video from CEO Chris Kaffer.
Mallinda has developed its material technology for a circular economy, promoting energy-neutral recycling of end-of-life composite materials to monomer and reinforcing fibers.
"We are delighted to have been awarded Phase IIB funding from the National Science Foundation. This award allows us to develop and to optimize scaled downstream manufacturing processes for part production. This is the final milestone before entering high-volume production and earnest market entry," says Dr. Chris Kaffer, CEO and co-founder of Mallinda.
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