20 Oct '21
Yakut experts in the field of chemical technologies and materials science with the support of the Arctic Innovation Center of NEFU named after M.K. Ammosov created a frost-resistant material that is able to withstand temperatures from minus 70 C to plus 200 C and is highly resistant to physical influences.
The Freeplast startup creates high-quality rubber and polymer products that can be two-layer (made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene and rubber) and three-layer (made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene, rubber and metal). Due to the patented composition of the composite material, the product is provided with mechanical strength and climatic resistance in the Arctic region.
According to the co-founder of the project, a resident of the Yakutia technopark, Pyotr Lukachevsky, the applied technology for the development of frost-resistant materials can be used to create industrial devices and parts for the mining, automotive, and construction industries. At the moment, the approbation of the wear resistance of rubber seals, silent blocks, dampers for a hay mower, shock absorber bushings has been carried out. Experts also monitor the operation of seals for mining equipment ordered by Almazy Anabara JSC and the Yakutskmedtrans State Budgetary Institution of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
The founders of Freeplast, Afanasy Dyakonov and Pyotr Lukachevsky, are Skolkovo residents. The project has already received more than 10 patents in the field of frost-resistant rubber development. It corresponds to the priority area New production technologies of the federal project Digital Technologies, which combines multidisciplinary knowledge, advanced science-intensive technologies and intellectual know-how, formed on the basis of fundamental and applied scientific research.