More particles, less polymer. Higher performance and value.
Tundra uniquely processes particles, polymers and coatings to elevate a variety of material performance properties at a competitive cost.
A Revolutionary Process
Breakthrough interfacial modifier chemistry and coating technology control unique particles of proprietary size distributions and compositions, infusing distinctive rheological and other physical properties into new materials.
The resulting composites can be used in existing processes and manufacturing, including extrusion, injection molding, blow molding, rotational molding, compression molding and 3D printing. A diverse range of products for a variety of applications can also be created.
Particles and polymers don’t naturally play well together.
Metals, glasses, ceramics, inorganics and other particles have rough surfaces. When a polymer is placed in contact with these surfaces through traditional melt processing, interactions are sporadic and processing is difficult. The final material often lacks the physical properties desired.
Interfacial modification is the key to a strong bond.
Our proprietary coating process:
1. It starts with particles or fibers.
Tungsten | Stainless steel | Ferrous oxide | Calcium carbonate | Glass | Minerals | Copper | Wood
See expanded particle list.
2. TundraKoat technology coats the particles.
3. The coated particles are added to a base polymer.
Fluoropolymers | PVC | PPE | LDPE | Nylon | Polypropylene | PLA | PET | Nylon | ABS | Olefins
The particles pack tightly and self-order within the polymer. Both particle and polymer behave as if the other is not there.
4. A product platform is created.
Compounding produces a composite material ready for manufacturing. The material preserves the polymer’s rheological and tensile properties and the particle’s chemical inertness, making elevated performance characteristics available through a variety of Tundra product platforms.