Aerospace & Automotive

img1The increased use of composites and organic polymer resins in the transportation industry presents significant advantages in terms of increased fuel savings and vehicle durability (i.e. anti-corrosion, increased strength). As a culture, we have grown dependent on car and air travel despite their harmful air emissions. Nearly 20 lbs of CO2 is created for every gallon of gas that is burned to power an average car. Airplanes also consume large amounts of fuel with efficiencies (~70MPG/seat) that are, on average, less than half that of conventional automobiles (~140 MGP/seat) and much lower than busses and trains (~500MPG/seat). Unfortunately, there are no viable non-fossil fuel solutions for airplanes so that efficiency gains must come from weight loss and improved design. PolyDrop accelerates adoption of lightweight materials by solving their electrical conductivity issues. Our DiStat formulations could be incorporated into epoxy primers and/or polyurethane topcoats by providing ESD along withhigh transmission, low haze, and good durability.