Tetramer Awarded ARPA-E Contract

Tetramer has been awarded a contract with ARPA-E (DE-AR0000861) to work on Novel High Performance Anionic Exchange Membranes (AEM) with Enhanced Stability at High Temperatures.
CRITICAL NEED Hydrogen is a valuable energy carrier that is widely used at present in the chemical industry. As a fuel, it has the potential to play a key role in enabling emission-free transportation. Hydrogen can be used to power a vehicle with a fuel cell, which emits only water and can fully recharge for ...

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Choco Finesse credits Tetramer with playing a pivotal role in Epogee technology

Epogee™ Fat Replacement, an innovate new food ingredient from Choco Finesse LLC, will revolutionize the food industry.  Tetramer Technologies began a collaboration with Choco Finesse in 2011 to develop commercial batches of a superior solid fat replacement that dramatically lowers calories by up to 45% per serving and 80% of total fat without sacrificing taste or flavor.
Epogee is created through a proven process that uses natural, GMO free vegetable oils.  Choco Finesse credits Tetramer Technologies for playing a pivotal ...

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Tetramer Awarded Phase IIB Contract to Develop Tamper Indicating Coatings

Tetramer Technologies was awarded a Phase IIB contract (DE-SC0008246)  from the Department of Energy (DoE) for the development and commercialization of tamper-indicating coatings (TICs) that are intended to address unmet security needs in defense, global safeguards, and commercial authentication markets.  The DoE has expressed a desire for advanced technologies that can reduce the threats associated with illicit tampering or access to high-security targets such as special nuclear materials, nuclear arms, and highly classified information technology.  This program will address some ...

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Tetramer Awarded MDA Phase I Contract

Missiles produced with reactive materials can add chemical energy to the kinetic energy generated on impact with a target. Thus, reactive materials have potential to serve as structural components resulting in possible increase lethality without a weight impact. In Phase I, Tetramer will demonstrate a new material system with significantly stronger mechanical properties and ...

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SBIR-STTR Success: Tetramer Technologies, LLC

Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai are all entering the multi-billion dollar global automotive fuel cell market, which is currently dominated by Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology. PEM fuel cells are the technology of choice for car manufacturers, and are found in many other industrial applications. However, PEM fuel cells require high levels of humidity and hydration in order to run at maximum efficiency. Realizing the technology would need to be evolved in order to have mass applicability in the industrial sector, ...

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Tetramer Awarded Phase III Contract to Develop Tamper-Indicating Coatings

Tetramer Technologies was recently awarded a Phase III contract (DE-NA0002805)  from the Department of Energy (DoE) for the development and commercialization of tamper-indicating coatings (TICs) that are intended to address unmet security needs in defense, global safeguards, and commercial authentication markets.  The DoE and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have expressed a desire for advanced technologies that can reduce the threats associated with illicit tampering or access to high-security targets such as special nuclear materials, nuclear arms, and highly classified ...

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Tetramer to Develop New High Performance Water Vapor Membranes

Tetramer has been awarded a Phase IIB Contract (SC-0006172) to develop new high performance water vapor membranes to improve fuel cell balance of plant efficiency and lower costs.  Durability and cost have been identified as the two primary improvement opportunities needed for vibrant commercialization of fuel cell vehicles by the DOE sponsored US Drive Fuel Cell Technical Team, with the humidifier and PEM membrane performance and cost among the key concerns. During Phase II, Tetramer Technologies has developed new water ...

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DOD Awards Tetramer Contract to Develop Low-Loss Optical Polymer Materials

Tetramer Technologies has won a Phase I SBIR DOD contract (N00014-14-P-1052) to develop new, commercially attractive, thermoplastic optical polymers that have ultra-low scattering losses for use in diffraction-limited optical lenses. The value proposition to the customer using Tetramer® optical polymers will be decreased scattering of light transmitted through the polymer lens, resulting in smaller Airy disks and improved Modulation Transfer Function in optical devices. Currently, the scattering loss found in commercial sources of optical polymers is unacceptably high to the ...

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Tetramer Receives National Science Foundation Grant To Develop Optical Fiber Coatings

Tetramer has received NSF funding under a Phase II SBIR grant (IIP-1330948) to develop and commercialize high-temperature, highly processable optical fiber coatings. These polyimide coatings which will be sold under the name Tetrimide.  Tetramer anticipates that the polymers developed in this project will have performance characteristics not currently available in fiber coatings and will enable operation at temperatures above 300 °C.
Tetrimide coatings have potential to impact a wide variety of markets. Down-hole fiber sensors with Tetrimide will proved improved temperature monitoring ...

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Tetramer Wins Navy Contract to Develop Low Loss Optical Polymers

Tetramer Technologies has been awarded a Phase I Navy SBIR contract (N00014-14-P-1052)  to develop commercially attractive, thermoplastic optical polymers that have ultra-low scattering loss for use in high end optics. Because these polymers will have decreased light scattering through the polymer lens, optical devices that use them will improved imaging capabilities, adding value to Tetramer customers.

These materials, by increasing resolution and by reducing the size of the optical materials, have many commercial applications and benefits, such as increasing the ...

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Tetramer Wins Phase II Contract for F-18 Materials Development

Tetramer has been awarded a Navy Phase II SBIR contract to develop new, commercially attractive adhesives that have a unique combination UV-curability, refractive index, and extended shelf life in the uncured state. Tetamer® Index-Matching Adhesive (TIMA™) exhibits rapid UV-curing and maximum shelf life stability making it easier to store and use in  optical adhesive applications. This work directly supports repair of avionic fiber systems in forward operating bases where refrigeration is often unavailable to transport and store materials. TIMA is ...

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Tetramer Wins NSF Grant to Develop High Temperature Polymer Coatings for Optical Fiber

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II NSF project (IIP-1330948) will determine the technical feasibility and the commercial value proposition for high temperature, highly processable fiber optic coatings across a range of markets to include fiber lasers, fibers for oil and gas, avionics fiber, and medical fiber. Tetramer will be performing research to modify the structure of polymer coatings to provide enhanced performance which will extend the capabilities of current fiber optics. Coatings developed will advance our understanding of structure ...

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Tetramer Wins DOE Contract to Develop Nanocomposite Coating Technologies

Tetramer has been awarded a DOE Phase II Grant (DE-FG02-12ER90414) to develop nanocomposite coating technologies. There is a need within the Global Safeguards community for tamper-indicating coatings of varying complexity for use in the verification and authentication of nuclear security documents, materials, and equipment; however, current commercial coatings for anti-tampering seals lack the sophistication necessary for quick, accurate, and reliable tamper detection. Tetramer has developed a proprietary family of coating technologies that will be used to optimize advanced coatings for ...

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Tetramer Wins Department of Energy Contract to Develop Improved PEM Electrolyzer Ion Exchange Membranes

Tetramer has been awarded a DOE Phase I Contract (DE-SC0011305) to develop improved PEM electrolyzer ion exchange membranes. Electrolyzer systems produce high value hydrogen on demand and on site, thus eliminating costly delivery and storage cylinders of hydrogen gas. The potential commercial market applications are projected to be in the $100 billion range by 2017 and are focused in the areas of industrial gas, transportation fueling, and backup power for renewable energy storage. However, the rate of growth of electrolyzer ...

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Tetramer Wins DOE Phase II SBIR to Improve Water Vapor Membranes

Tetramer has been awarded a DOE Phase II SBIR (DE-FG01-11ER90203) grant to develop new high performance water vapor membranes which will improve fuel cell balance of plant efficiency and lower costs.  This project targets improved efficiency and lower cost of proton exchange membrane fuel cells through the development of improved water vapor management. Fuel cells are highly efficient, non-polluting source of energy that can significantly decrease the US dependence on foreign oil while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Further improvements in ...

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DOE Award Grant to Develop Tampering Indicating Technology

Tetramer has been awarded a DOE Phase I Grant (DE-FG01-12ER90414) to develop nanocomposite coating technology for Global Safeguards.  There is a need within the Global Safeguards community for tamper-indicating coatings of varying complexity for use in the verification and authentication of nuclear security documents, materials, and equipment. Current commercial coatings for seals used in this type of application lack the sophistication necessary for quick, accurate, and reliable tamper detection. In addition to tampering, another vital attribute is to be able ...

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Tetramer Awarded DOD Phase I Contract to Develop and Process Dielectric Films

Tetramer has been awarded a DOD Phase I SBIR Contract (N00014-12-M-0227) to develop and process dielectric films for application in large wound capacitors.  There is currently a great need for commercially available dielectric films which can outperform biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) at higher temperatures. While this need for such materials to improve the performance of high energy capacitors is well documented for pulse power applications such as the rail gun and reactive armor in military applications, civilian applications in electric ...

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Tetramer Wins DOD Contract to Develop Advanced UV Curable Materials

Tetramer Technologies has been awarded a DOD Phase I Contract (N68335-12-C-0052) to develop advanced UV curable index matching materials.  In this Phase I SBIR program, Tetramer will develop new, commercially attractive, UV curable refractive index matching materials which have a significant shelf life in the uncured state. The value proposition to the customer working with fiber optic cabling will be increased reliability in refractive index matching adhesives(IMA) for fiber optic coupling and increased performance through a decreased attenuation at a ...

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Tetramer Wins DOE Grant to Develop High Performance Water Vapor Membranes

Tetramer has been awarded a DOE Phase I Grant (DE-FG01-11ER90203) to develop high performance water vapor membranes to improve fuel cell balance of plant efficiency and lower costs.  As a technology that would dramatically reduce both US dependence on foreign oil and lower carbon dioxide emissions, stationary and transportation fuel cells are very attractive. Although the stationary fuel cell market is well establishes and prototype automotive and bus vehicles have successfully demonstrated practical road tested viability, the overall cost of ...

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Tetramer Wins NSF Phase I SBIR to Develop a New Gas Separation Product

Tetramer has been awarded a Phase I NSF SBIR (0944518) to develop a new low-cost approach to energy-efficient enriched oxygen from air using unique high-permeability membranes.  This project is focused on commercializing a new gas separation product that will use ambient temperature air at low pressures to enrich its oxygen content from 20% to 30%. By using a new plastic that separates the components of air, this process will be 50% cheaper and more efficient than conventional cryogenic methods. The ...

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