Alpine Advanced Materials is a leading materials applications company that design and manufactures light-weight purpose-built parts for harsh environment applications. Its flagship HX5™ military aviation-grade thermoplastic nanocomposite was developed over a decade of testing and $50 million in R&D by Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®. The Catalyze Dallas affiliate’s high-performance components are used in the world’s most demanding aerospace, defense, space, and outdoor applications, and are ideal to replace aluminum for extreme light-weighting without loss of strength and performance.
Spun out with an initial investment of $10 million in growth funding, Alpine productized HX5 at top speed, successfully proliferating it into broader markets. The material is currently in use on jet fighters, high-speed helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, amphibious transport vehicles, rockets, and satellites. When it comes to high-performance lightweight applications, Alpine’s HX5 surpasses all composite products on the market today.