Working with SET
Sustainable Emerging Technologies (SET) is a dedicated team of scientists, engineers and technicians devoted to advancing sustainable technologies from the initial concept to commercialization.
Emerging Technology Development (ETD)
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WRI applies a diverse portfolio of analytical and modeling tools that provide molecular, chemical and physical characterizations, including several unique patented tools, to intelligently guide development of precursor formulations for the next generation of advanced carbon materials, such as carbon fiber, carbon foams, graphene, carbon nanotubes, etc., including fabrication processing methods.
Science & Technology Development
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Western Research Institute (WRI), located in Laramie, Wyoming, is a multi-million dollar, not-for-profit, research organization renowned for work in advanced energy systems, environmental technologies and highway materials research and technologies.
Carbon foams are light weight flame resistant materials which can be engineered with a variety of properties. Their density, insulating/conductive properties, and strength, to mention a few, can be tuned by using various materials, blends and processing conditions. Carbon foams can also be easily machined into a variety of shapes making them useful for incorporation into composites and other material applications.