Solving the World’s Critical Problems through Materials Design

Techmer PM works in deep partnership with plastics processors, designers, and OEMs to solve some of their thorniest challenges. Through sustained collaboration and by leveraging Techmer PM’s leading-edge technology, Techmer PM teams with customers to design materials aimed at key manufacturing, business, and sustainability problems. Please read below for examples of some innovative solutions we have developed for customers.

Techmer PM Formulates Materials Used to Help Save Water During California Drought

Techmer PM recently partnered with Artisan Screen Printing to develop shade balls to protect and reduce the evaporation of water from the L.A. Reservoir in Los Angeles. The balls were designed to protect water quality, prevent algae growth, and slow evaporation from the reservoir. The four-inch plastic balls, which were recently placed in the L.A. Reservoir, are made of high-density polyethylene and include UV stabilizer and carbon black color provided by Techmer PM. The project is estimated to protect the 3.3 billion gallons of water in the reservoir for approximately ten years and save 300 million gallons of water per year from evaporating. To learn more about this project, read the Shade Balls news story.

Techmer ES Collaborates with Oak Ridge National Lab on Special Energy Project

Techmer ES, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Techmer PM, has contributed its materials expertise to a new Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) project led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) project combines clean energy technologies into a 3-D printed building and vehicle as part of a new approach to energy use, storage, and consumption. It was featured during a research demonstration at the DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Industry Day at ORNL in Oak Ridge, Tenn. on September 23-24.

The collective effort of over 20 industry partners created an integrated energy system in which power flows via wireless technology between a natural-gas-powered hybrid electric car and a small solar-powered building. Power can flow in either direction, allowing the car to provide supplemental power to the house when the sun is not shining. Learn more by reading the AMIE news story.

Applied DNA Sciences and Techmer PM Announce Technology Partnership

Techmer PM is collaborating with Applied DNA Sciences to apply the patented SigNature T DNA system to tag, and authenticate polymer-based fiber materials. This innovative application will provide consumer and industrial product manufacturers the ability to protect their products by applying SigNature T to masterbatch pellets at the point of origin, and verify products as they move throughout the supply chain. Ultimately, SigNature T helps to protect products and brands from counterfeiting, providing forensic evidence, and a trail to the source. It is safe, and performs successfully in film and fibers, among other materials. To learn more read the new partnership announcement.

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