Cure time, from automotive component bonding, to protective and maintenance coating, to can coatings, poses the key bottleneck to expedited access to these respective markets. This feature translates to lower applied costs via a combination of lower labor costs, increased overall throughput, reduced asset downtimes, no heat or ultraviolet light associated with the cure of many other adhesives and coatings, and in many cases, lower rework rates. Combined, these benefits reduce applied costs of fifty percent or more in many applications.
Tied with expedited cure time, applications such as vehicle paint, injection molding, and wind blade manufacturing currently require thermal heating to cure. Our Chemilian monomer platform cures at ambient temperatures, and diminishes the need for thermal heat curing, a process that requires an extraordinary amount of energy and significant capital costs. These benefits are particularly salient for new construction and regions where energy delivery is expensive or challenging.
BPA in can coatings, formaldehyde in wood composites, and styrene in glass fibers pose insidious threats to human health. Regulatory limits have been imposed, especially on BPA usage in children’s products. The Sirrus-developed monomer platform offers viable substitutes for these harmful chemicals, many of which currently lack performance-driven solutions.
Our class of monomers have physical properties that allow the resulting polymer to be exposed to tough environmental conditions, including high heat, high humidity, solvents and other environmental exposure. Additionally, due to the unique cure system that our products enable, we allow for a change in partner business model and substrate selection. Potential results include lower cost manufacturing, enhanced just in time manufacturing, and discrete assembly.
This reaction occurs in our materials rapidly at room temperature, allowing partners to make high molecular weight reactive products, such as, coatings, adhesives, inks, resins and sealants.
- Jeff Sullivan, Ph.D., Senior VP R&D
ChemilianTM products have one alkene group with the potential to have a wide variety of substituent terminal or functional groups, that can be used to make high molecular weight polymers.
ForzaTM products contain multiple alkene groups allowing cross-linking for the development of polymers exhibiting high strength, thermal and chemical resistance.
- Jeff Uhrig, CEO