Integran News Blog

Adhesion of Metals Plated onto Plastics

Posted on Thu, Apr 11, 2013

We announced yesterday a new patent covering plated plastic products that can withstand repeated, aggressive thermal cycles.  Integran can achieve these high levels of adhesion using its state of the art polymer activation processes.  Because Integran's customers are often looking for structural reinforcement of polymers, adhesion is critically important in order to effectively spread the loads between the metal exoskeleton and the polymer core. This is particularly important for our high performance applications that see significant thermal cycling, as is common is aerospace (lightweight brackets etc.), defense (housings for weight critical airborne optics, weapons and UAVs) and space applications (with heavy thermal cycle loads).  

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Tags: Structural Plating, Plating on Plastics, Structural Plating on Plastics, Patents, Aerospace, Defense, Space

Integran Awarded Patent for Lightweight Electronic Housing Technology

Posted on Thu, Mar 07, 2013

Today we announced another series of issued patents that protect our "structural plating on plastic" Nanovate NP platform.  This approach is used to create lightweight, structural, EMI and magnetic shielded housings for electronics using an injection molded, machined, or rapid prototyped polymer with a structural Nanovate metal electroplated cladding on the outer surface.  

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Tags: Structural Plating, Medical Device Plating, Plating on Plastics, Structural Plating on Plastics, Patents, Magnetic Shielding, Automotive, H-Field Shielding, Magnetic Shields, ELF Shielding

Integran Broadens Suite of Biomedical IP and Applications

Posted on Thu, Feb 07, 2013

We had a press release today that outlined progress we made in broadening our IP specific to biomedical applications.  The main focus of the press release was to update everyone on a new patent specific to improving implant (stent) performance by optimizing the implant metal microstructure using our grain boundary engineering (GBE) technology.  The press release was as follows:

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Tags: Structural Plating, Medical Device Plating, Surgical Device Plating, Plating on Plastics, Structural Plating on Plastics