The 2013 awarded patent titled "Surface-Etched Alumina/SiC Mini-whisker Composite Material and Uses Thereof" details the innovative process which alters the abrasive material to have mini-whiskers, creating faceted and angular sides.
Our standalone materials can be added to a resin or matrix at the same time and in the same manner as other additives – with few exceptions.
Primary metals used in industry are steel and aluminum, as well as copper
(especially wires and cables and switching/breaker uses), lead, tin and nickel.
The Metals Division is focused on materials and products which provide Longer Life, More Work Life, Very High Strength, and High Electrical Conductivity. These New Transportation-Material Technologies (leading to products which allow better, lighter and more economical, faster planes, trains, and automobiles) are just being patented.
Proven applications include vehicle sides, structural members, and outer skins, high strength electrical cable wires / conductors, heat exchangers of all sizes, Silicon Carbide plates for impact protection as well as ballistic protection, structural plates, and masts. The smaller parts are often used in high temperature engines – including jet turbines and as transition joints in wind power turbines. Also perfect for offshore wind turbines – no corrosion!
 [An intumescent is a substance that swells as a result of heat exposure, thus increasing in volume and decreasing in density. Intumescents are typically used in passive fire protection.]