Navy testing new Evolva materials: lighter than aluminium, halogen-free, able to withstand intense fire exposure

August 14, 2016 |

In Switzerland, Evolva said that “testing is underway by the US Navy of materials fabricated from special formulation of Evolva’s resveratrol.” Evolva’s collaboration with the US Navy (NAVAIR research facility, China Lake, California) is aiming to develop novel composite materials is to focus on the development of a new class of structural composite materials engineered from a polymer resin matrix fabricated from a specified formulation of Evolva’s resveratrol.

Evolva boted that “currently available structural carbon composites are often unsuited for high-energy, high fire-risk applications such as fuel tanks, engine components, high-rise buildings, elevators, rockets, trains, and lithium battery casings, to name just a few.”

Resveratrol polymer composites are lighter than aluminium, halogen free, and able to withstand prolonged exposure to intense heat and flame impingement without combusting or structurally degrading. More testing is needed, but if results remain consistent it could usher in a new class of structural composite materials.

Over and above the benefits to the US Navy, there could be a broad spectrum of civilian applications (aviation, aerospace, automotive, public transport, construction, electronics, energy storage and transmission) and professionals (first responders, construction workers, miners, foundry workers, welders, mechanics) that stand to benefit from products fortified with these composites.

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