A metal attachment technology that gives designers, engineers and
scientists a new foundation for the design and manufacture of
complex forms and composites
“NRS is a compelling example of an innovative solution to an unsatisfactory
but accepted process in the automotive industry”.
PACE Award Judges’ Citation.
From heat exchange to graphite membranes,
the applications are endless
Building a brighter future
Featuring precisely designed hooks that give designers, engineers and scientists a brand-new foundation for design and manufacture of complex forms in composites, GRIPMetal transfers the core strengths of a metal substrate to other materials. Consisting of a consistently shaped field of micro-scaled hooks that are formed onto ultra-thin gauge sheet metals, using robust mechanical adhesion to overcome the challenges of bonding different materials together.
Potential applications range from strengthening thin-gauge composite materials in papers, woods and plastics, to large- scale use in construction technologies and materials.Learn More
Grip + Wood
Enhancing the natural strength, flexibility, and aesthetics of real wood, GRIP Metal™ can be used to eliminate adhesives, improve strength, and use wood like never before.
From single-layer veneers for flexible panels, to multi-layer wood beams for structural applications, to new composites with other materials, GRIP Metal™ is the technology that takes wood into new fields, products and industries. Wood adhesion with GRIP Metal™ has an increase in shear strength compared to adhesive.
Wooden I-joists with GRIP Metal™ strips added to the bottom face showed an increase in stiffness.Shelves with the same type of reinforcement show a significant increase in stiffness.
Grip + Concrete
Acting as both a reinforcement and the form, GRIP Metal™ reduces cost and labor when used with concrete. Whether with conventional aggregate or fiber reinforced concrete, GRIP Metal™ makes concrete structures stronger, lighter, more cost-efficient, and faster to make.
The concrete splitting tensile strength of a cylinder showed an increase with GRIP Metal™.
The flexural strength of concrete beams significantly increased with the addition of GRIP Metal™.
Grip + Polymer
Composites bring together the best qualities of individual materials to make a better final material that amplifies each component material's strengths.
With GRIP Metal™, adhesives can be eliminated, thereby eliminating surface preparation, application of adhesives, curing and/or heating, and the health and environmental impacts such as fumes, VOCs, and non-recyclable waste.