PolyDrop Blog

  • PolyDrop Receives Washington State Matching Grant

    Groundbreaking materials science Company, with female-led executive team, seeks to increase fuel efficiency of airplanes and automobiles Seattle – October 19th, 2016 – PolyDrop, LLC, a 2013 specialty chemical company spin out from the University of Washington today announced receipt of a Washington State Department of Commerce matching grant. Polydrop is developing lightweight conductive polymers as anti-static additives for coatings Continue Reading...

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  • The Power of Polymers

    Please note: This blog post was cross-published on X-Conomy on September 8th. Throughout history, innovative humans have developed technology to overcome or adapt to challenges in the natural world. As it turns out, some of our most important advances were actually inspired by a naturally occurring group of materials: polymers. Derived from Greek words meaning “many parts,” the word polymer refers Continue Reading...

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  • PolyDrop receives NSF SBIR Phase II Award

    We are excited to announce $750K NSF SBIR Phase II Award: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project aims to continue the development of a family of new nanostructured conductive additives for use in high-performance coatings and composite resins. Static charge buildup from the environment is a critical problem in a number of vehicular applications, which increasingly utilize lightweight Continue Reading...

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  • Intrinsically Conducting Polymers (ICPs)

    Intrinsically conducting polymers (ICPs) are a unique class of polymers that arise from a slight, but crucial, difference in backbone chemistry with alternating double-single bond structures that reduce surface resistivity and therefore conductivity. On the downside, however, those alternating double-single bonds also greatly reduce the stability and processability of the ICPs. This trade-off between conductivity and processability is prevalent not Continue Reading...

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