Positioning: Flextegrity, Inc. is the inventor/developer/manufacturer of specialty structural materials that anticipate and meet the comprehensive demands of disaster-resistant housing, personal protection, environmental solutions, and other emerging markets.
Leverage: The foundation of Flextegrity’s intellectual property is a unique and innovative geometry for assembled structural materials. We will succeed in the market by providing anticipatory and unrivaled performance potentials not otherwise available at any price. Instead of competing in “commodity” product/price categories with unrelenting margin pressures, we have the ability to leverage the truly unique properties of our geometry into specialized applications with revolutionary performance characteristics never previously obtainable.
A major thrust in the quest for lighter, stronger, more functional engineering materials has focused on state-of-the-art ‘elemental’ materials such as titanium and carbon fiber. However, those are too expensive for most applications and each possesses a somewhat limited range of additional properties. On the other hand, leveraging the performance of existing conventional materials through improved synergistic applications of geometries has historically proven to be a more elegant and economical way of extending materials science than efforts to discover whole new chemical classes of raw materials. The I-beam is a consummate example of this principle.
Flextegrity’s applied geometry optimizes compression and tension forces in existing materials to achieve higher performance and significantly enhanced properties. Specifically, the patterned structural array utilizes polyhedral elements as naturally superior structural compression elements and proprietary connecting tension members.
The resultant array produces omni-extensible micro structured ‘hybrid’ materials with superior strength-to-weight ratios and precisely definable flexibility/stiffness gradients, among other characteristics. Tension and compression combine to form a self-stabilizing integrity suitable for construction of larger load-bearing 3-dimensional materials, flexible structural blocks, hybrid material sheets, and geo-textiles. As a far-reaching horizontal technology, our proprietary “micro-structure” possesses the inherent capability to become a disruptive technology across multiple vertical markets.
Prime Applications in Search of Flextegrity’s ‘New Materials’ Solutions:
•‘3-D Structural Elastics’: strong flexible joints/connectorsasdasdasd for ‘thick’ dimensional surfaces/elements that need to bend or be held in continuous tension; adapts to fluctuations in expansion/contraction due to temperature and pressure changes without damage; self-draining; buildable at any scale
•Underlayment/Reinforcement for Longer-lasting Paving/Sidewalks: tough, resistant to damage by temperature extremes, porous for drainage of stormwater and natural percolation of petroleum-based pollutants, rapid “unibody” installation of panels and rolled goods that can be custom-sized and produced to specifications off-site
•Advanced Geo-textiles: extremely strong web-like structures for stabilization of soil, slopes; permeable and self-draining; 3-D geometry enables embedding of functional elements such as plant seeds, fertilizer, water-storing gels, weed suppressors
•Home Landscaping/Paths/Driveways/Fencing: strong, porous 3-D scrims to replace heavy, expensive, time-consuming methods of preparing durable self-draining underlayment for hardscape (pavers/bricks) or natural materials (gravel/wood chips); can function as a matrix to stabilize loose materials especially on sloped surfaces; ideal for light, strong, weather-proof, easily installed fencing material; can be covered with composite “tiles” or a tough continuous “skin” to achieve additional aesthetic and performance effects
•‘Intelligent’ Textiles/Materials: ability to incorporate functional elements such as circuitry, conductivity, lighting, sensors directly into intrinsic material structure, enables a single integrated layer of material to efficiently perform multiple functions
•Systems-Built Housing: enables ability to “custom-knit” lighter, stronger, safer, more portable structures in a controlled factory setting; customizable for function and aesthetics
•Aviation/Marine Applications: high potential strength-to-weight ratio, flexibility, structural integrity that accompanies the geometry is ideally adaptable to use of state-of-the-art light and strong composite materials
•Nano-scale Materials: potential for extremely thin/strong 3-D membranes, self-assembling at molecular scale by leveraging electro-chemical and other bonds.
•Art/Décor: ability for amateur and professional artisans to create unique, personalized geometrical constructions that might include conductive connectors, transparent/translucent icosahedron components, and LED/fiber-optic elements for use as a lighting device
•Bio-Materials and other Medical Applications: components for artificial body materials that need to emulate the strength of bone, flexibility of muscles and connective tissue, and physio-electronic conductivity of nerves.