Hathaway Advanced Materials: New Polymer Development

  • Polysilazane-3
About This Project

For a private US client, Hathaway Advanced Materials, Columbus, OH, HRI established an in-house laboratory-scale production plant for the production of small quantities of the polymer polysilazane. Polysilazane is a silicon/nitrogen-based polymer which has many applications ranging from intumescent structural materials and coatings, to pre-pregs able to be pyrolized into fully-dense ceramics, to anti-viral and easy-clean coatings, to composites and many more. To supplement the plant, HRI has devised and built test apparatus for a wide variety of physical, chemical and electrical measurements as well as devices to enhance the production process.