USDA Phase II Award for Biodegradable Oils and Waxes

The USDA has awarded a Phase II grant to Tetramer for the technical and commercial development of a new class of bio-based and biodegradable oils and waxes. Applications for these materials span from food grade oils and cosmetics to materials processing aids and agricultural hydraulics.

Through this award and along with our established commercial partners, Tetramer will bring high-performance, cost-advantaged biodegradable oils and waxes ...

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CEO, Jeff DiMaio, to serve on panel with MADE in SC

MADE in SC

Tetramer is excited to play a small part in promoting the growth of the Materials Science and Manufacturing industry in South Carolina.  Tetramer CEO, Jeffrey DiMaio, will be serving with fellow members of the MADE in SC Industry Engagement and Advisory Board (IEAB) on the industrial panel which will meet with students as part of ...

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Biodegradable Hydropower Lubricant Development Supported by New DOE Phase II Award

Tetramer is excited to announce the receipt of its SBIR Phase II Award from the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) which will fund biodegradable hydropower lubricant development.

Lubricants used in and around waterways pose the risk of spills and leaks causing wide ranging environmental effects. To combat this risk, Tetramer is developing biodegradable hydropower turbine oil sourced from renewable materials, which will provide both cost and performance ...

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Tetramer Awarded Phase I DOE Contract for Solar Fuels Generators

Tetramer has been awarded a Phase I DOE Contract (DE-SC0019560) to develop Improved Membranes for Solar Fuels Generators.
Solar fuels generators harness solar energy as the power source to facilitate the generation of either hydrogen or carbon based fuels. In both cases, water is electrochemically oxidized to produce oxygen, protons and electrons at the anode. Hydrogen or carbon based fuels are produced simultaneously at the cathode by the reduction of protons or carbon dioxide, respectively. Ion exchange membranes are a ...

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Tetramer awarded Phase I DOE for development of high light-output, high yield plastic scintillator fibers

Tetramer has been awarded a Phase I DOE Contract (DE-SC0019612) to develop high light-output, high yield plastic scintillator fibers.
The field of high-energy physics (HEP) continues to advance globally and provides scientists with a better understanding of fundamental interactions of matter and energy. Particle accelerator facilities such as the Large Hadron Collider enable researchers to isolate individual types of particles with various energies and study their composition and interactions with other matter. ...

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Tetramer Awarded Phase I for Improved Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Fuel Cells

Tetramer has been awarded a Phase I DOE contract (DE-SC0019980) to develop improved polymer electrolyte membranes for fuel cells.

Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells are one of the most promising energy conversion technologies for renewable clean energy applications. This technology allows the generation of electricity from hydrogen, with water as the only exhaust by-product. Tetramer’s work is focused on the development of new improved PEM materials in order to lower fuel cell costs, increase power output performance and further enable ...

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Tetramer Receives Phase II.5 DOD Award

Tetramer has been awarded a SBIR Phase II.5 contract (N6833519C0153) for the continued development of a UV curable optical adhesive, TIMA™, for use in mechanical splices for the repair of avionic fiber optic systems in the F/A-18 Hornet and other military aircraft. Through the Phase I and II programs, Tetramer carefully screened materials to build a database of physical proerties which was then used to develop a formulation which demonstrated superior shelf ...

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Tetramer Awarded NIST Phase II Contract

Tetramer Technologies was awarded a Phase II contract (70NANB18H174) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the development of highly monodisperse, polystyrene latex standards in a variety of sizes (<20 to 100 nm). These latexes will be used by NIST’s Engineering Physics Division of the Physical Measurement Laboratory as sizing standards to provide traceability for critical measurement instrumentation, enabling new manufacturing technologies. In particular, NIST will use Tetramer’s standards to calibrate microscopy equipment, enabling previously unknown reliability ...

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Tetramer awarded USDA Phase I Contract

Tetramer was awarded a USDA Phase I Contract (2018-33610-28260) to develop biodegradable lubricants from renewable feedstocks.
Lubricant spills from agricultural, forestry, excavation, and landscaping equipment have direct impact on watersheds throughout the US, with significant impact on areas such as national parks and forests and protected wetlands. The purpose of this SBIR Program is to develop a biodegradable lubricant to replace non-biodegradable lubricants currently utilized in these industries, in an effort to mitigate and eliminate the ecological hazard ...

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Tetramer Awarded DOE Phase I Contract for Lighting Research

Tetramer has been awarded a DOE Phase I contract to research Transparent Conductive Anodes for Solid-State Lighting (DE-SC0018814).
The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that in 2017, the U.S. residential sector and the commercial sector used about 273 billion kilowatthours of electricity for lighting. This was about 10% of the total electricity consumed by both of these sectors and about 7% of total U.S. electricity consumption. Residential lighting consumption was about 129 billion kilowatthours or about 9% of total residential ...

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Tetramer Awarded DOE Contract to Generate Biodegradable and Renewable Lubricants

Tetramer has been awarded a DOE Phase I Contract (DE-SC0018751) to generate lubricants made from biodegradable and renewable materials.
Current hydropower facilities employ a variety of electrical and mechanical equipment that necessitate the use of lubricants to ensure efficient operation of said equipment. The lubricants, either oils or greases, aid in reducing friction, dissipating heat, prevent oxidation, and seal of water and debris from vital areas of the equipment. During operation, equipment may be submerged or ...

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Tetramer Awarded Phase I DOD Contract

Tetramer Technologies was awarded a Phase I contract from the US Navy (N6833518C0353) to develop a more robust elastomer material for cushioned clamps. These clamps serve an important role in securing and protecting hydraulic, fuel, and electrical lines in Navy aircraft. If a support member loses its ability to dampen vibration and provide a protective cushion, the vital runs become susceptible to damage by forces including abrasion, vibration, and shock. Improved elastomer cushion materials are needed to stay reliably viable ...

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Tetramer Awarded Phase I DOE Contract

Tetramer Technologies was awarded a Phase I contract (DE-SC0018535) from the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop improved PEM fuel cell catalyst layers. These catalyst layers will be designed to allow high performance with ultra-low-loadings of platinum group metal catalysts by addressing the mass transport limitations seen in catalyst layers, especially at high current densities. This technology will not only help accelerate automotive fuel cells and stationary fuel cells, but will also provide a ...

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Tetramer Participates in Annual Outreach Event

As part of the company’s outreach program, Tetramer has participated in the Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Business & Industry Showcase every year since 2013. The Showcase is an annual event, bringing together local 8th graders and a select group of high school seniors to learn about the types of jobs and careers at a variety of businesses from the surrounding area. The “Top 150” high school seniors also get to practice job hunting skills, including resume preparation, interviewing, and networking. Tetramer’s ...

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Tetramer Awarded Phase I DLA Contract

Tetramer Technologies was awarded a Phase I contract (SP4701-17-P-0156) from the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for the development of tamper-indicating labels and packaging. Within the Department of Defense, the DLA sources nearly all the consumables required to operate the United States military effectively. Food and fuel, medical supplies, and logistic information products are all provided by the DLA to the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, and in some cases, partner ...

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Tetramer Awarded NIST Phase I Contract

Tetramer Technologies was awarded a Phase I contract (70NANB17H240) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the development of highly monodisperse, polystyrene latex standards in a variety of sizes (<20 to 100 nm). These latexes will be used by NIST’s Engineering Physics Division of the Physical Measurement Laboratory as sizing standards to provide traceability for critical measurement instrumentation, enabling new manufacturing technologies. In particular, these standards can be used to calibrate electron microscopy equipment, enabling previously unknown ...

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Tetramer Receives New ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Tetramer Technologies, LLC has achieved certification to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, reflecting the organization’s long-term commitment to quality, transparency, and customer satisfaction.
The scope of the certification is the design and development, manufacture, and shipping of specialty monomers and polymers.  The certification is valid for three years and is provided by DNV GL – Business Assurance.
Click here to view Tetramer’s Management System Certificate.
ISO 9001 is the most widely used quality management standard, and has recently undergone a ...

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Tetramer Awarded Phase IIB DOE Contract

Tetramer was recently awarded a DOE Phase IIB contract (DE-SC0011305) to continue the development of new proton exchange membrane materials for use in hydrogen generating electrolyzer units.
As the use wind turbines and solar cells to generate electricity increases, the need for efficient methods of storing this energy is also growing. Hydrogen gas can be generated from water by electrolysis and is able to store large amounts of energy in a relatively small volume.  This hydrogen can be used as ...

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