Peak Nanosystems LLC, through its wholly-owned subsidiary PolymerPlus LLC, is partnering with Case Western Reserve University researchers and the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory to develop new manufacturing approaches for cutting-edge, cost-effective production of high-performance, lightweight polymeric materials.
The Army’s new five-year commitment awards $5.4 million (with the potential for up to $11 million) to Case Western with a portion subcontracted to PolymerPlus LLC. According to the Army’s award notice, a portion of the funds will go to two other subcontractors.
PolymerPlus, recently acquired in a multi-million-dollar deal by Texas-based Peak Nanosystems LLC, is the primary industry partner for the project. The company will develop and scale-up processing techniques for ultra-tough layered plastics created in collaboration with the Case Western Reserve researchers.
The teams will work with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Command’s Army Research Laboratory, in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, to help design components and new manufacturing approaches for high-performance composites with potential applications in solider-borne and transportation protection systems and weapons.