Polymer formulation, processing, and compounding
Creative product development
Expert material selection & product design
Low-Volume production of specialty materials
Product and process problem-solving
Intellectual property development
Virtual R&D department for your organization
Materials testing and analysis (FTIR, TMA, DMA, DSC, TGA)
Our customers have ranged from Silicon Valley startups to fortune 500 companies in the medical device, electronics, orthodontic, food packaging, solar power, aviation, and consumer-product industries.
We specialize in polymer and product development services. We provide problem-solving expertise for polymers, plastics and material science.
Many orthodontic applications demand materials with excellent stress retention (to help move teeth) and stain resistance, to remain clear when worn in the mouth.
Bay Materials has developed and commercialized an advanced orthodontic material. It is engineered to feature exceptional stress retention and stain resistance while being readily thermoformable.
Modern CPUs emit large amounts of heat. Moving that heat off the chip die demands higher thermal conductivity materials.
Bay Materials assisted one of our clients in developing a carbon-nanotube based thermal interface material. Bay Materials designed test methods and screened materials for suitability, eventually delivering a compoundable off-the-shelf option to our client.
Cyclic olefin copolymers (COC) are used on diagnostic and "lab on a chip" systems for their high barrier properties but are exremely difficult to bond to.
Bay combined modified COC resins with a custom-formulated tie layers to produce high-barrier heat sealable aluminum films for use with COC components.
Traditional electrodes are based on rigid and expensive metals, which makes them a poor or impossible match for some applications.
Bay Materials has developed high-performance graphene-based polymeric electrodes for applications ranging from high density lithium batteries to corrosion protection anodes for nuclear submarines. The polymeric composition enables extensive tuning of mechanical, cost, and electrical properties to suit a variety of needs.
A client needed specialized materials to trigger cooking timers for a range of specific temperaures.
Bay Materials developed new, precision-melting organic compounds that can be formulated to trigger devices from 145 F to 185 F over very narrow temperature targets. Three patents resulted from this work.
Advanced medical devices often need advanced materials with engineered properties. Polyurethanes in particular serve as a versitaile and safe base chemistry.
Bay Materials has formulated medical grade polyurethanes for numerous customers having special requirements not met by commercial suppliers. This has ranged from traditional compounding of thermoplastic materials, to developing spray coating, to synthesizing reactive oligomers and segmented polyurethanes.
We offer new clients one free hour of feasability analysis and expert project advice.