Our Custom Technical Solutions

TriboTEX started in custom-tailored nanomaterials for the U.S. Federal Government. In the process, we received over $1M in grants and research contracts and worked with top research universities and national labs. Beyond our consumer products, we continue to develop new nanomaterials to lower friction in industrial machinery. We look at applications like:

  • Gearboxes for wind turbines to lower maintenance and downtime costs
  • Engines in long-haul trucks for greater mileage out of the same engine
  • Oil field pumps and equipment for improved safety and reliability in production

If you have a custom application you would like to consider using TriboTEX in, contact us. We can be best reached by phone at 509-339-7771, Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM PST. If your problem can be solved, we have the tools necessary to understand what it will take. We have 16+ different pieces of scientific testing and measurement equipment on standby. This is only a partial list, but our on-site equipment includes:

Elemental Analysis

  • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectroscopy XRF

Structural Analysis

  • (X-Ray Diffraction) XRD

Tribological Evaluation

  • Falex Block-on-ring Tribometer
  • Falex Multispeciment Tribometer
  • Falex Pin-On-Vee Block Tribometer
  • CSEM High Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR)
  • Tribometry by custom pin-on-disk tribometer

Rheological Evaluation

  • Reologica Nova Research Grade Rheometer
  • HTHS viscosity by Tannas HTHS Viscometer
  • Bulk Viscosity by Vibrational Viscometer

Particle Analysis

  • Particle Size Distribution (including bimodal) by NICOMP 380
  • Raman Particle Contaminant Identification on Gold Filter Media by APSys Particle Analyzer

Profilometric Imaging and Mapping

  • Scanning White light Aberration Profilometry with Transparent Film Thickness Measurement by FRT Profilometer

Microscopic Imaging

  • Optical Microscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)