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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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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