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Mallinda raises strategic investment from Sabic Ventures

29 May 2019Mallinda a specialist in reversible thermoset resins, announces the close of a $2 million strategic investment by Sabic. This round of financing will enable Mallinda to scale up and to deliver its first commercial product, and accelerate the development of its high-performance materials for the transportation segment.

Mallinda’s reversible thermoset technology is changing the way composite parts are produced. Long curing times are an impediment to the adoption of lightweight composite materials in high volume industries like the automotive segment due to prohibitively long cycles times. Mallinda’s pre-cured reversible thermoset composite materials not only eliminate refrigerated transport and storage, eliminate scrap, and are indefinitely shelf-stable, but also significantly improve cycle time dynamics. In addition, Mallinda’s materials contribute to the circular economy as its end-of-life composite materials can be efficiently recycled back to monomer in solution.

Dr. Fahad Al-Sherehy, Sabic VP of Technology & Innovation, said:

“Mallinda’s technologies and its lightweight composite materials have the potential for SABIC to become more competitive by shortening the production cycle and reducing cost”

“Our investment in Mallinda echoes SABIC leadership in promoting and supporting innovative research in the field of thermoset resins and high-performance materials. This strategic investment will help Mallinda in both accelerating its development process and in delivering commercial products. We are excited to support Mallinda in this new phase of growth.”

Chris Kaffer, Mallinda Co-founder and CEO, said:

“Mallinda is committed to supplying the composite material of choice for lightweight structural applications across industry segments. Sabic’s decades of industry expertise, supply chain, and extensive global polymer production infrastructure will play a pivotal role as we move into our next stage of growth. We are excited about the road ahead.”

Publication date: 29/05/2019

JEC Composites

This project has been co-funded with the support of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Union [LIFE17 ENV/ES/000438] Life programme

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