Precision Polyolefins utilizes revolutionary catalyst technology to produce polyalphaolefin lubricant base stock fluids with well-defined structures and extremely narrow molecular weight distributions, providing a transformational change in the performance of synthetic lubricants and greases for automotive and industrial applications.
Primary Application Area: Materials, Chemical
Technology Development Status: Proven Manufacturability
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: The increased purity and narrow molecular weight distribution of Precision Polyolefins nPAO fluids provide improved performance and longevity to lubricant formulations in automotive and industrial applications, allowing increased lubricant drain-intervals, reduced machinery down time, increased machinery life, and better performance under extreme temperature and pressure conditions. These performance benefits will ultimately reduce the total cost of ownership of the equipment relative to existing synthetic lubricants.
Organization Type: Mid-stage Startup (A or B)
Showcase Booth #: 20M
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
SBIR/STTR Awards: $150,000 SBIR Phase I, NSF, Start date 1/1/14
$30,000 SBIR Phase IB, NSF, Start date 1/7/14
$750,000 SBIR Phase II, NSF, Start date 9/15/15
External Funding to Date: $50,000 Founder investment
$60,000 Corporate Phase IB matching
$50,000 Corporate licensing deal
$900,000 Corporate sponsored research deal (over 3 years)