FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s additive for the rapid curing of underwater adhesives technology. This technology involves a microcapsule with a shell including nanoclay platelets and a polyurea product and a core composition including a base catalyst for the formation of a polyurethane, a polyol, and a hydrophilic solvent. Additionally, the technology has several benefits, including low permeability, high mechanical strength, ease of handling, and stability.
The technology has potential applications both within the adhesives industry and the military. In 2021, the adhesives market was valued at $63.79 billion, and it is expected to reach $107.27 billion by 2030.
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s additive for underwater adhesives technology is ready for collaboration (licensing, partnerships, industry feedback, etc.). Is your company the right fit? If you’d be available for a conversation with the Johns Hopkins University team, you can schedule a time directly on their team’s calendar here.