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Company Information:

Company Name: Tetramer Technologies, LLC
City: Pendleton
State: SC
Zip+4: 29670-1808
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (864) 653-4339

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,741,493.00 15
SBIR Phase II $5,954,424.00 9
STTR Phase I $70,000.00 1

Award List:

SBIR Phase I: New Synthetic Strategies for Fluoropolymer Integrated Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Earl Wagener
Award Amount: $99,930.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will focus on synthesis methods to bring the cost of perflurocyclobutyl (PFCB) containing polymers to commercially practical levels. PFCBs are exciting photonic materials due to their breakthrough optical performance and manufacturing… More

SBIR Phase I: Next Generation Plastic Actuators and Transducers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Earl Wagener
Award Amount: $99,930.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop an optimized manufacturing process for new robust, high efficiency, polymer piezo actuators and transducers based on polyvinylidene di-fluoride (PVDF) - carbon nanotube nanocomposites. These new actuators and transducers have… More

SBIR Phase II: Commercialization of Perfluorocyclobutyl Polymers for Integrated Optics and Other High Performance Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Earl Wagener, PI
Award Amount: $499,983.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II project proposes to pursue commercialization of perfluorocyclobutyl (PFCB) polymer products successfully developed during Phase I. High performance fluoropolymers, whose structure can be readily adjusted to achieve performance targets and which can be easily processed are… More

SBIR Phase II: New Approaches to Using Renewable Biomass Derived Materials in Epoxy and Vinyl Ester Resin Products to Reduce Styrene and Other Petroleum Based Raw Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Earl H. Wagemer, Dr
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project seeks to reduce the levels of styrene in commercial vinyl ester-styrene resin formulations and other polymers by replacing all or a portion of the high VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) toxic monomer with a biomass-derived material. … More

SBIR Phase II: New Approaches to Using Renewable Biomass Derived Materials in Epoxy and Vinyl Ester Resin Products to Reduce Styrene and Other Petroleum Based Raw Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Earl H. Wagemer, Dr
Award Amount: $499,993.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project seeks to reduce the levels of styrene in commercial vinyl ester-styrene resin formulations and other polymers by replacing all or a portion of the high VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) toxic monomer with a biomass-derived material. … More

Perfluorocyclobutyl (PFCB) Polymers for High Speed Electronically Tunable Fiber-Optic Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ALABAMA AT HUNTSVILLE
Principal Investigator: Earl H. Wagener, CEO
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Gregory P. Nordin
Abstract:
This Phase I STTR proposal will combine commercial optical polymer technology from Tetramer Technologies, L.L.C. (Tetramer) and state of electro-optic chromophore advances, with Prof. Greg Nordin at the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) and their expertise in design and fabrication of… More

SBIR Phase I: Quantum Dot / Fluoropolymer Composites: A New Approach for Enhancing Performance in Light Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Earl H. Wagener, Dr
Award Amount: $99,696.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project introduces a new technical approach to utilizing company's optical polymer technology as a new commercial matrix platform for maximizing the performance capability of quantum dot (QD) devices in amplifiers, waveguides, and… More

SBIR Phase I: New Synthetic Approaches to Higher Performance, Lower Cost CO2/CH4 Gas Separation Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Earl H. Wagener, Dr
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project describes innovative synthetic approaches utilizing perfluorocyclobutyl (PFCB) polymer platform technology to create commercially attractive membrane materials for removal of CO2 from natural gas. These new to the gas membrane art… More

SBIR Phase II: Quantum Dot / Fluoropolymer Composites: A New Approach for Enhancing Performance in Light Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Earl H. Wagener, PhD
Award Amount: $499,997.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project describes an innovative approach to encapsulating nanocrystals (quantum dots and rare earth doped inorganics) using functionalized perfluorocyclobutyl (PFCB) polymers. This project will expand the range of ligands synthesized in Phase I… More

SBIR Phase I:A Low Cost Scalable Approach to Improved Electro-optic Materials Performance using a New Functionalized Polymer Host with a Wide Range of Commercially Available Chromo

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Earl H. Wagener, PhD
Award Amount: $99,936.00
Abstract:
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project describes a new approach to solving the problem of creating higher performing Electro-Optic (EO) polymer materials which have significantly lower cost than the current very expensive multi-step synthesis. The proposed technology also… More

Bulk Composite Materials for Detection of Gamma Radiation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey R. DiMaio, Technology Manager
Award Amount: $99,691.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to develop enabling technology for the production of bulk scintillating nanocomposites that have gamma radiation detection properties of single crystal NaI but with the manufacturability of plastic scintillators. These performance criteria may be met by developing… More

SBIR Phase I: Disruptive Performance From Engineered Piezoelectric Organic Polymer Nanocomposites:An Inventive Approach To New Electrical and Mechanical Energy Conversion Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Earl H. Wagener, PhD
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a new discovery by Tetramer which indicates that the addition of a very small amount of nanotubes to poleable polymers can provide an 6X increase to the piezoelectric performance of the composite. This effect, called… More

SBIR Phase II: New Synthetic Approaches to Higher Performance, Lower Cost CO2/CH4 Gas Separation Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Earl H. Wagener, PhD
Award Amount: $499,994.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project aims to develop a new gas separation polymer membrane technology created in Phase I to significantly improve the ability to separate carbon dioxide from methane. Successful utilization of this new technology to separation of these… More

SBIR Phase II: Disruptive Performance From Engineered Piezoelectric Organic Polymer Nanocomposites:An Inventive Approach To New Electrical and Mechanical Energy Conversion Materia

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Earl H. Wagener, PhD
Award Amount: $499,996.00
Abstract:
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to commercialize and expand the application of piezopolymer nanocomposite technology. Piezoelectric materials are an alternative… More

Bulk Composite Materials for Detection of Gamma Radiation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey R. DiMaio, Technology Manager
Award Amount: $749,004.00
Abstract:
Develop economical industrial-scale process for production of bulk gamma radiation detectors based on composite material(s) that have characteristics comparable to large single-crystal detectors. DESCRIPTION: The current generations of moderate- and high-resolution detectors for gamma radiation… More

SBIR Phase I:New Low-Cost Approaches to Energy-Efficient Enriched Oxygen From Air Using Unique High-Permeability Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Earl H. Wagener, PhD
Award Amount: $186,294.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)Phase I project is focused on commercializing a new gas separation product that will use ambient temperature air at low pressures to enrich it's oxygen content from 20% to 30%. By using a new plastic that separates the components of air, this process… More

New High Performance Water Vapor Membranes To Improve Fuel Cell Balance of Plant Efficiency and Lower Costs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Earl H. Wagener, Dr. – 864-650-0430
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
As a technology that would dramatically reduce both our dependence on foreign oil and lower carbon dioxide emissions, stationary and transportation fuel cells are very attractive. Although the stationary fuel cell market is well establishes and prototype automotive and bus vehicles have successfully… More

New High Performance Water Vapor Membranes To Improve Fuel Cell Balance of Plant Efficiency and Lower Costs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Earl Wagener, Dr. – 864-650-0430
Award Amount: $999,815.00
Abstract:
This project targets improved efficiency and lower cost of proton exchange membrane fuel cells through the development of improved water vapor management. Fuel cells are highly efficient, non-polluting source of energy that can significantly decrease the US dependence on foreign oil while reducing… More

Development and Commercialization of Nanocomposite Coating Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey DiMaio, Dr. – 864-903-9009
Award Amount: $146,091.00
Abstract:
There is a Global Safeguards need for tamper-indicating coatings of varying complexity for use in the verification and authentication of nuclear security documents, materials, and equipment. Current commercial coatings for seals used in this type of application lack the sophistication necessary for… More

SBIR Phase I: Commercialization of Innovative Low Refractive Index, High Temperature Perfluorocyclobutyl Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey R. DiMaio
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will determine the technical feasibility and the commercial value proposition of a high temperature fiber optic laser coatings for photonic crystal (PC) fiber lasers and large mode area (LMA) double-clad laser. Fiber lasers hold great potential… More

Commercial Development of Advanced UV Curable Index Matching Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey DiMaio, Senior Technology Manager – (864) 646-6282
Award Amount: $149,994.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I SBIR program, Tetramer Technologies will develop new, commercially attractive, patentable, UV curable refractive index matching materials which have a significant shelf life in the uncured state. The value proposition to the customer working with fiber optic cabling will be increased… More

Development and Processing of Dielectric Films for Application in Large Wound Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey DiMaio, Senior Technology Manager – (864) 646-6282
Award Amount: $79,976.00
Abstract:
There is currently a great need for commercially available dielectric films which can outperform biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) at higher temperatures. While this need for such materials to improve the performance of high energy capacitors is well documented for pulse power applications… More

Development and Commercialization of Nanocomposite Coating Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey DiMaio, Dr.
Award Amount: $983,606.00
Abstract:
There is a Global Safeguards need for tamper-indicating coatings of varying complexity for use in the verification and authentication of nuclear security documents, materials, and equipment; however, current commercial coatings for anti-tampering seals lack the sophistication necessary for quick,… More

Low-loss Optical Polymer Materials in Multi-kilogram Quantities for Optical Lens Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey DiMaio, COO – (864) 646-6282
Award Amount: $79,968.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I SBIR program, Tetramer Technologies will develop new, commercially attractive, thermoplastic optical polymers that have ultra-low scattering losses for use in diffraction-limited optical lenses. The value proposition to the customer using Tetramer"s optical polymers will be… More

Commercial Development of Advanced UV Curable Index Matching Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey DiMaio, COO – (864) 646-6282
Award Amount: $722,036.00
Abstract:
In this Phase II SBIR program, Tetramer Technologies will develop new, commercially attractive, patentable, UV curable refractive index (RI) matching materials which have a significant shelf life in the uncured state. The value proposition to the customer working with fiber optic cabling will be… More