About Pilot Polymer Technologies

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“We are harnessing the power of living polymerization technology to create revolutionary new materials which will forever change our world.”

Patrick McCarthy
CEO

A Historical Look at Pilot Polymer Technologies, Inc.

2006: ATRP Solutions is spun out of Carnegie Mellon University

2008: Innovation Works invests in ATRP Solutions
Scientists at ATRP Solutions file patents for Ultimate ATRP® and Ultimate RAFT® and enable scaling

2009: Scientists at ATRP Solutions file patents covering a new class of rheology modifiers which later become its flagship ingredient technologies ATRP Solutions team named as winners in EPAs Green Chemistry Challenge
The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds ATRP Solutions to scale Ultimate ATRP to industrial scales
ATRP Solutions honored as Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Rising Star

2010: ATRP Solutions honored for Advanced Manufacturing by The Pittsburgh Technology Counsel

2011: ATRP Solutions closes Series A investment round

2013: ATRP Solutions closes Series B investment round led by Birchmere Ventures ATRP Solutions scales Ultimate ATRP® to 200 gallon scale

2014: ATRP Solutions scales Ultimate ATRP® to 750 gallon scale ATRP Solutions runs 20 batches at 750 gallon scale

2015: ATRP Solutions completes preliminary design for 10 million pound manufacturing plant ATRP Solutions deploys hydraulic fracturing fluid technology in Permian Basin

2016: ATRP Solutions was acquired by Pilot Chemical Company and renamed Pilot Polymer Technologies, Inc.

General Technology

Atom transfer radical polymerization was invented to be a tool for scientist to create well-defined polymers with precise architectures. After a decade of development at ATRP Solutions, it is now possible to manufacture these new polymers at commercial scale.

Building Blocks

Acrylates
Styrenes
Pyridines
Methacrylates
Acrylonitriles

Architecture

Linear
Star
Block
Branched
Gradient
Brush
Cross

Market

Oilfield
Coatings
Textiles
Cosmetics
Adhesives
Medical
Home care
Agricultural
Printing
Mining
Water
Battery

Function

Reactant
Flocculent
Gellant
Inhibitor
Defoamer
Emulsifier
Dispersant
Film_former
Friction_Reducer
Surfactant
Thickener
Lubricant

Ultimate ATRP & Ultimate RAFT

Enables commercial manufacturing of CRP-based ATRP-based polymers. Current world record 750 gallons.


Intellectual Property

Granted Patents

US 9,012,528US 8,815,971
US 8,822,610US 8,604,132
US 8,569,421US 8,173,750
MX 322801JP 5624155
CN 1029336611B

Patent Applications

US 2015-0218438US 2015-0191552
US 2014-0024779US 2014-0024783
US 2014-0357814US 2013-0296495
WO2011/075156WO2012/058255
WO2014/036498WO2014/121188
WO2012/078716