While fly fishing on the rivers of Michigan, an idea began to materialize.
In 1999, research for a new technology began with the idea to develop a process for bonding Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW) directly to common substrates including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, fiberglass, concrete, and wood. Testing quickly showed promise in certain applications, specifically, the boating industry.
With this new adhering and lamination process developed, a new product was introduced to a new market, and the brand, OceaPoly® was born. A better solution for protection against abrasion, impact, cutting and corrosion, OceaPoly® has transformed the marine infrastructure, search and rescue, military, and all commercial and recreational boating industries.
Long-term protection, increased safety, and decreased labor costs in one product.
A history of innovation and problem solving.
A common reoccurring problem in the food processing industry is the presence of sticky residue from sugar-coated cereals and glycerinated fruits gumming up equipment. Standard cleaning protocols require the disassembling of the system which slows, and at times completely stops production. With the help of a revolutionary new idea, the food processing industry was turned on its head saving businesses tremendous downtime cost and shutdowns due to forced outages.
In 1992, LinkTech, Inc. began with the development of a new technique to seamlessly weld together Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW). With the help of LinkTech’s new UHMW welding technology, stainless steel equipment could now be replicated, modified, or customized as needed. Coating existing food processor equipment or replicating it completely requires much less maintenance and easily increases product flow.
Solving a common problem in the food processing industry paved the way for OceaPoly®.
Who else may benefit from this technology?
We’d love to hear your suggestions for a new market or industry that would benefit from OceaPoly®.
Manufacturers, installers, independent repair shops, and everyday people are all welcome to comment.