Advanced Materials Products

Gulf Coast SnapshotIn Pascagoula a new generation of warship is being built with composites that will help hide the ship from enemy radar; in Port Bienville a company has created a high-performance polymer that’s piqued the interest of the military; in Hattiesburg, a company is working on an entirely new chemical process to create the next generation of reinforced plastics.

South Mississippi, which has a long history with the chemical industry, is on the cutting edge of much that is new in the fields of plastics and composites. And as important as that has been, it’s likely to be even more important as the industry shifts to create new materials based on advances in nanotechnologies – working with materials at the building-block level.