Polymer Chemistry and Materials Development

TRI/Austin, Inc. has formulated, designed, optimized, and prototyped coatings, adhesives, sealants, foams, lubricants, and other custom polymer formulations for customers with demanding applications.

Our scientists have assisted in the transition of new products into production, including the development of quality assurance parameters and sampling procedures as well as the optimization of processing conditions. We have expertise in a wide range of polymer chemistries, including:

  • Epoxies
  • Polyurethanes
  • Polyureas
  • Polysulfides
  • Acrylics
  • Silicones

We specialize in developing high performance products that can meet the demanding environments of military aircraft, land vehicles, ships, and submarines. Products have been developed to resist high temperatures, explosive blasts, seawater, and extreme thermal and pressure cycling. Additional successes include the development of low fire, smoke, and toxicity formulations for internal shipboard use in both surface ships and submarines. Development of environmentally acceptable alternatives to toxic and volatile organic compound (VOC) products is also a specialty. We have a fully equipped materials testing laboratory, as well as formulation prototyping and small batch production capabilities.