Alpine Advanced Materials is a leading materials applications company that designs and manufactures lightweight 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.
ALPINE’S DEVELOPMENT TIMELINE
Definitive Agreement with Lockheed Martin
Company Launch Commercial Aerospace Vertical
Catalyze assembles world-class leadership team, builds robust purposed-engineered parts design and manufacturing capability and launches Company within 3 months of completing the transaction
Alpine designs custom HX5 injection molded parts for seats, galleys, rack mounted systems, catalog parts with top tier commercial aerospace OEMs
Launch Commercial Space; Outdoor Products & Sports Verticals
Alpine invests in launching second and third market verticals and solidifies 100% domestic supply base
Program Pursuit Wins
HX5 is material of record for sub systems on UAV, missile, rotor and land systems platforms pursuits
Company more than doubles in size in 2020 and quadruples our headquarters location to accommodate continued growth
New Manufacturing Process
Alpine introduces HX5 pultrusion continuous process for forming parts with a constant cross-section
Alpine achieves AS9100D with ISO 9001:2015 certification
HX5 approved for use with designs in process across aerospace, defense, eVTOL, sporting goods; Investing $8M to expand materials portfolio and globalize