FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of Florida International University’s self-healing polymer composite reinforced with graphene foam technology. This technology enhances the properties of shape memory polymers (SMPs) through the addition of graphene foam, which provides increased strength and stress resistance while maintaining flexibility. The graphene foam is infused with SMPs, enabling the material to possess self-healing properties that are mechanically stronger.
This technology is applicable to the reinforcement of aircraft and automotive structures or components. The global aerospace composites market size was worth $31 billion in 2021 and is expected to exceed $54 billion by 2030.
Florida International University’s graphene foam 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 Florida International University team, you can schedule a time directly on their team’s calendar here.