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Rice University start-up develops high-performance low-carbon materials

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: June 7th, 2023

A Rice University start-up is developing high-performance, low-carbon materials that could replace carbon-heavy materials like steel and copper in a wide range of industries.

DEXMAT uses Galvorn, a high-strength, low-carbon material that is also ultra-lightweight, conductive and corrosion resistant, making it a preferable alternative to many traditional materials used in industries such as energy, automotive, aviation and wearables.

“Galvorn products can eventually displace up to three gigatons of carbon emissions from hard-to-abate industrial sectors every year — and not with a product that’s lacking in comparison to traditional materials, but with a product that is actually far superior on almost every front,” says Bryan Guido Hassin, CEO of DEXMAT.

Galvorn is based on technology developed in the lab of Rice professor Matteo Pasquali, co-founder of DEXMAT. The start-up recently licensed two new patents from Rice enabling it to produce Galvorn products using a proprietary solution-based fiber spinning method.

Dmitri Tsentalovich, CTO of DEXMAT, comments, “We truly value our strong connections with Rice University, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity now to accelerate DEXMAT’s growth by securing additional IP developed by some of the school’s brilliant researchers. By integrating this IP into DEXMAT’s state-of-the-art Galvorn production process, we’ve created an even more durable and useful product that will benefit both our customers and the planet.”

Source: Cision

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