Naples, Florida and Pendleton, South Carolina -- Lehigh Technologies, Inc. and Tetramer Technologies llc have signed an agreement to develop urethane and epoxy polymers and speciality coatings using Lehigh's recycled rubber powder.
Under the agreement, Tetramer will conduct developmental research on the rubber powder for use in the aerospace, electronics, automotive, construction, and coatings industries, said Lehigh, in a 7 Nov statement.
"We are excited to explore the potential of Lehigh's rubber powder and the different applications where it can be applied. Its use will bring about economical and environmental benefits to a broad range of industries," said Dr. Earl Wagener, ceo of Tetramer, in the statement.
According to Anthony Cialone, Lehigh's coo, "Using recycled rubber powder has been proven to improve the qualities of many products." He said that by working with Tetramer, Lehigh aims to "uncover even more commercial uses for it and better understand the environmental, cost-savings and other value benefits it brings to the manufacturing processes in many industries."
Florida-based Lehigh Technologies manufactures engineered ultra-fine rubber powder that delivers enhanced performance, cost savings and environmental benefits.
Tetramer Technologies works in developing and commercialising polymer technology. (ss)