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TRI Austin’s Materials Division has over 40 years of experience in applied research, testing, and product development in the area of specialty polymer based materials. Our chemists formulate and synthesize new high performance materials to meet the rigorous requirements of the Department of Defense and other Government and commercial clients. Chemistry specialty areas include epoxies, polyurethanes, polyureas, polysulfides, acrylics and silicones. Common applications include coatings, adhesives, sealants, foams, gap fillers, and composite resin systems.

Since the company’s inception, TRI Austin’s Materials Division has been a leader in the development and testing of subsea materials for the Navy and the Oil and Gas industry. Products include protective coatings to extend the life of underwater electrical connectors, superior materials for towed array systems, and molding compounds for cables, connectors, transducers, and down hole applications. We also specialize in accelerated life testing (ALT), failure analysis, and reliability prediction in the subsea environment.

Our Materials Division has developed many environmentally friendly replacements for high performance materials without the use of hazardous volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chromates, and other toxic constituents. New materials include saltwater fast greases with no VOC outgassing, water based hydraulic fluids, and nontoxic rubber cements.

We have developed numerous products for personal protection, such as camouflage face paint coatings that prevent thermal IED flash burns, powder free surgical gloves, chemical and biological warfare agent resistant water pouches, and methods of ensuring complete decontamination of hazardous material spill responders.

TRI Austin’s Materials Division has also formulated resins for high temperature composite applications, durable gap filler materials, and UV cure resin systems and foams for aircraft composite repair.

Materials Division Specialties

  • Protective coatings
  • Subsea materials
  • Subsea ALT
  • Environmentally friendly replacement materials
  • Personal protection
  • High temperature composite resins
  • Composite repair
  • Gap fillers

Tough-Grip® Non-Skid Surface Coatings for Navy Fleet Application

Non-skid coating materials are used for treatment of aircraft carrier flight deck surfaces and ship…

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High-Temperature Aircraft Camouflage Coatings

Working under a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract, scientists from AFRL and the Texas…

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Improved Protective Coatings for High Strength Steels

Corrosion resistant coatings are used to protect aircraft landing gear components that are made of…

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High-Temperature, Abrasion Resistant Coating

Many of the coatings used on composite aircraft cannot withstand high temperatures, especially while maintaining…

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