Rubber and Elastomers

Molecular Rebar®, MR, increases wear resistance to extend the lifetime of rubber goods and tires. MR’s optimal aspect ratio and excellent dispersion improve crack propagation resistance, often doubling lifetime in macro-abrasive conditions.

  • Lowered cost of component ownership ($/hr)

    • Less downtime & higher throughput
  • Easy fit with existing manufacturing

    • MR in oil masterbatch
      • Universal uses
    • MR in rubber masterbatch
      • Tailored per customer

By leveraging the improved resistance to wear, tire treads can be optimized through engineering design changes. Allow Molecular Rebar® to be a new ingredient in your recipe cabinet.

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Performance & Products

  • 30%+ BF Goodrich Cut & Chip resistance

  • 15%+ tear resistance

  • No increase in rolling resistance

  • Molecular Rebar in Naphthenic or TDAE oil (MRO)

    • Use in NR/SBR/PBR
  • Molecular Rebar in TOTM- MR 1020 DLC

    • Use in NBR/HNBR
  • Molecular Rebar in FKM/FFKM

    • Produced with customer elastomer
    • Developmental product

Performance & Products

  • 30%+ BF Goodrich Cut & Chip resistance

  • 15%+ tear resistance

  • No increase in rolling resistance

  • Molecular Rebar in Naphthenic or TDAE oil (MRO)

    • Use in NR/SBR/PBR
  • Molecular Rebar in TOTM- MR 1020 DLC

    • Use in NBR/HNBR
  • Molecular Rebar in FKM/FFKM

    • Produced with customer elastomer
    • Developmental product

Coatings

Molecular Rebar® makes coatings more rugged and corrosion resistant. Our functionalized MR binds to epoxy or urethanes for improved durability. MR electrically connects corrosion inhibitors and reduces the required zinc concentration in zinc-rich primers.  Because MR is discrete and individual, coatings are defect-free.

  • Reduced cost of ownership

    • Longer corrosion protection lifetimes
    • Increased damage tolerance
  • Reduced coating cost

    • Thinner coatings
    • Reduced corrosion inhibitors
  • Increase market share for coating manufacturers

    • Differentiated coatings
    • Replace 90% Zinc-rich primers with 80% Zinc or less

Coatings

Molecular Rebar® makes coatings more rugged and corrosion resistant. Our functionalized MR binds to epoxy or urethanes for improved durability. MR electrically connects corrosion inhibitors and reduces the required zinc concentration in zinc-rich primers.  Because MR is discrete and individual, coatings are defect-free.

  • Reduced cost of ownership

    • Longer corrosion protection lifetimes
    • Increased damage tolerance
  • Reduced coating cost

    • Thinner coatings
    • Reduced corrosion inhibitors
  • Increase market share for coating manufacturers

    • Differentiated coatings
    • Replace 90% Zinc-rich primers with 80% Zinc or less – epoxy producers increase sales
Up to 3x

Longer Lifetime

Performance & Products

Available Products

  • 2% Molecular Rebar® in bisphenol A/epichlorohydrin liquid epoxy resin

70%

Higher Impact Strength

Up to 3x

Longer Lifetime

70%

Higher Impact Strength

Performance & Products

Available Products

  • 2% Molecular Rebar® in bisphenol A/epichlorohydrin liquid epoxy resin

Conductive Inks

MOLECULAR REBAR® is uniquely tailored to take your conducting ink formulations to the next level of rugged performance for rapid growth into flexible/durable applications with economics that make sense.

  • Improved print quality & performance

    • Improved conductivity at lower thickness
    • Improved performance consistency- less rejects
    • Improved conductivity during stretching
    • Improved print resolution
  • Easy fit with printing processes

    • Nano- to Micro-particle inks
    • Digital to screen printing

Conductive Inks

MOLECULAR REBAR® is uniquely tailored to take your conducting ink formulations to the next level of rugged performance for rapid growth into flexible/durable applications with economics that make sense.

  • Improved print quality & performance

    • Improved conductivity at lower thickness
    • Improved performance consistency- less rejects
    • Improved conductivity during stretching
    • Improved print resolution
  • Easy fit with printing processes

    • Nano- to Micro-particle inks
    • Digital to screen printing

Performance & Products

  • Water Based Products

    • 3 wt% MR
    • Available in 50cc to 1 liter and larger containers on request
  • Solvent-based products

    • 2 wt% MR in ethylene glycol butyl ether
    • Available in 100g to kg’s quantities

Composites

Through its ability to fully disperse into the host matrices, as well as its ability to penetrate carbon or glass fiber layers, MOLECULAR REBAR® significantly increases both the mechanical as well as the electrical properties of composite matrix materials.

Composites

Through its ability to fully disperse into the host matrices, as well as its ability to penetrate carbon or glass fiber layers, MOLECULAR REBAR® significantly increases both the mechanical as well as the electrical properties of composite matrix materials.

Performance & Products

  • Enhanced

    • Toughness and durability in epoxies
    • Interlaminar shear stress between fibers
  • Fit easily with existing composites manufacture.

    • Does not change curing conditions
    • Masterbatch designed for facile dilution.
    • Little flow viscosity changes
    • Enhanced microwave or near infra red curing kinetics
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Performance & Products

  • Enhanced

    • Toughness and durability in epoxies
    • Interlaminar shear stress between fibers
  • Fit easily with existing composites manufacture.

    • Does not change curing conditions
    • Masterbatch designed for facile dilution.
    • Little flow viscosity changes
    • Enhanced microwave or near infra red curing kinetics
Learn More