Lyten, an advanced materials and applications manufacturer that recently announced opening its first 3D Graphene fabrication facility, has launched LytR™, its unique polymer composite product line. Pelican Products, maker of high-durability protective cases, will incorporate LytR™ into a new generation of transport cases, including cases intended for U.S. military forces.
LytR™ is Lyten’s unique polyethylene formulation, infused with a proprietary carbon-based material called Lyten 3D Graphene™ that significantly reduces weight while maintaining the same or better strength and performance. LytR™ R series is a copolymer engineered for exceptional stiffness, great mold release, and outstanding impact strength. It is designed for rotational molding applications that require increased stiffness and low-temperature toughness with a broad processing window. It was explained that the infusion of LytR technology will allow Pelican to manufacture cases up to 50% lighter while maintaining the same strength and durability as their standard cases. Based on the reduced container weight, LytR reinforced cases will enable customers to reduce bodily strain, reduce transportation and fuel costs, increase payload capacity, and reduce their carbon footprint.
“We are honored and excited that Pelican selected our LytR™ polymer as a way to extend their strategic advantage,” noted Dan Cook, Lyten’s CEO and Co-Founder. “By introducing our LytR technology into Pelican products, they are setting the new industry standard for lightweight protective cases.”
LytR™ is a polyethylene formulation infused with Lyten's proprietary Lyten 3D Graphene™ that significantly reduces weight while maintaining product strength and durability. LytR can be applied to a wide range of products and potentially displaces traditional materials in a vast array of polyethylene-based products.
Director of Product Management at Lyten, Bryce Anzelmo, Ph.D. states, “LytR is purposely architected as a drop-in polymer replacement for the rotomold industry to unlock weight reduction without compromising strength.” Anzelmo continued, “Helping our customers manufacture products utilizing up to 50% less polyethylene could help reduce the carbon footprint in the $100B polyethylene market.”
“We’re constantly innovating our products, so we are excited to integrate Lyten’s new materials technology into Pelican containers to provide our customers with a lighter weight case without reducing the protection and durability Pelican is known for,” stated Phil Gyori, President & CEO of Pelican Products, Inc. “Pelican’s mission is to protect what you value, and this includes the environment around us. Using less polyethylene material to achieve the same or greater strength is a game-changer in the rotomold market, but even more impactful is the long-term benefit for our planet.”
Lyten’s Dan Cook noted, “Lyten 3D Graphene advanced materials platform may be applied to a vast number of product categories across dozens of industries in the near future, which ultimately delivers enhanced product features and benefits the environment through decarbonization.”