Arlon EMD and US Air Force Academy Establish CRADA


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Arlon EMD, a privately held, veteran owned, specialty laminate manufacturer has entered into an agreement with the United States Air Force Academy to collaborate efforts in researching and developing technology platforms for electronic materials, resin systems and copper-clad laminate products.

The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between Arlon and the USAFA is a five-year program designed to offer cadets research opportunities in electronic materials science for practical applications in the electronics industry. Under this agreement the USAFA will provide Arlon additional resources for research in material science and resin technologies.

“We are excited to enter into this new relationship with the USAFA. As the only veteran owned, military and aerospace supplier of specialty copper clad laminates in N. America, working with our US Air Force Academy is a good fit. It is an honor to interact with such talented, academically-driven and skilled men and women of our United States Air Force,” stated Brad Foster, President of Arlon. 

In this agreement, USAFA cadets will have academic opportunities to conduct research on various resin technologies under the direction of internationally recognized polymer expert Dr. Scott Iacono, Director of the Chemistry Research Center for the USAFA, Colorado Springs, Colorado. “Collaborating with an industrial partner such as Arlon to develop materials will give our cadets exposure to industrial applications of technologies through their independent study courses. We will research resin chemistries and technologies at our USAFA campus and then assist in developing these with Arlon,” commented Dr. Iacono.

About Arlon

Arlon EMD is veteran owned and privately held by CriticalPoint Capital (info@criticalpointcapital.com). Arlon EMD is a US manufacturer and distributor of specialty materials and has supplied specialty materials into the military, avionic, space, semiconductor and petroleum exploration markets for more than 25 years from their manufacturing location in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

For additional information, please visit our website at www.arlonemd.com or contact Deanna Bustamante, Marketing Manager, Deanna.Bustamante@ArlonEMD.com.

About USAFA

With a history of excellence and a focus on the future, the United States Air Force Academy instills cadets with pride and integrity while preparing them to serve their country and succeed in 21st-century careers. As a public university and a military service academy, the USAFA is leading the way into an increasingly complex future, driving advancement and innovation in air, space and cyberspace, among countless other fields. The USAFA has 24 research centers and institutes with emphasis in areas from warfighter effectiveness to high-performance computing. Research at the USAFA reflects the evolving needs of the Air Force in a technology-driven world. Specifically, the Chemistry Research Center (CRC) within the Department of Chemistry at the USAFA focuses on new chemical discoveries to meet operational AF and Department of Defense mission partner needs as well as private partnerships with academia and industry in order to leverage an expanding technology base.

For additional information, please visit our website at www.usafa.edu/research/research-centers/chemistry-research-center

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