Idea Forge LLC


About Idea Forge LLC

Idea Forge LLC was founded in 2011 as a chemistry, chemical, and
engineering consultation and intellectual property development center.
We have over 20 years experience in polymers and surface science technology
to address your technological issues.

Our efforts are currently focused on the development of micro-porous PVC and bring products to market.

Selected Publications:

US201550376388A1 "Durable partially water permeable article and method of making thereof" Grunzinger, S.J.

US2011/006242A1 "Polymer Compositions Comprising Additive Block Colpolymers" Grunzinger, S.J., Mochizuki, A.

US771793B2 "Functional Polymers via Surface Modifying Agents, and Methods for Polymer Surface Modification", Wynne, K.J., Duan, B., Grunzinger, S.J., Makal, U., Kurt, P., Wynne, J.

Grunzinger, S.J.; Kakimoto.M. “Hyperbranched Poly(ether sulfone)s, Preparation and Application to Ion Exchange Membrane”, Polymer Journal, 2010, 42, 697-705.

Grunzinger, S.J.; Hayakawa, T.; Kakimoto.M. “Synthesis of Multi-Block Hyperbranched-Linear Poly(Ether Sulfone) Copolymers”, J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem., 2008, 46(14), 4785-4793.

Grunzinger, S.J.; Watanabe, M.; Fukagawa, K.; Kikuchi, R.; Tominaga, Y.; Hayakawa, T.; Kakimoto.M. “Hyperbranched-Linear Poly(Ether Sulfone) Blend Films for Proton Exchange Membranes” J. Power Sources, 2008, 175(1), 120-126.

Grunzinger, S.; Watanabe, M.; Fukagawa, K.; Tominaga, Y.; Hayakawa, T.; Kakimoto, M. “Coupling of Hyperbranched and Linear Poly(Ether Sulfone)s in the Solid State”, Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology 2007, 20(2), 193-196.

Grunzinger, S.J.; Brunson, K.M.; Wood, L.; Ohman, D.E.; Wynne, K.J. “Biocidal Activity of Hydantoin-containing Polymeric Surface Modifiers”, Polymer 2007, 48, 4653-4662.

Grunzinger, S.J. and Wynne, K.J. “Polyurethanes from Novel 1,3-Propyleneoxide Co-Telechelics having Pendant Hydantoin and Methoxymethyl Groups” Polymer 2006, 47, 4230-4237.

Grunzinger, Stephen James “Surface Dynamics at the Polmer/Air Interface of Water-Plasma-Treated Polydiene Films” Dissertation, Lehigh University.

Grunzinger, S.J. and Ferguson, G.S. “Coupled, Consecutive Reconstructions at the Polymer/Air Interface” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 12927-12928.

Carey, D.H.; Grunzinger, S.J.; Ferguson, G.S. “Entropically Influenced Reconstruction at the PBD-ox/Water Interface: The Role of Physical Cross-Linking and Rubber Elasticity” Macromolecules 2000, 33, 8802-8812.

Shouming, W.; Hayakawa, T.; Kikuchi, R.; Grunzinger, S.J.; Kakimoto, M. “Synthesis and Characterization of Semaromatic Polyimides Containing POSS in Main Chain Derived from Double-Decker-Shaped Silsesquioxane” Macromolecules 2007, 40, 5698-5705.

Our Business

Our Business

Cross-section of micro-porous PVC after permeating dyed water. 
Sample is 0.125" thick and face-glued to cPVC pipe.

Most every irrigation method floods the surface of the soil and relies on percolation through the soil to reach the roots.
Excessive watering promotes run-off and evaporation.

Subterranean delivery directly to the roots by micro-porous pipe eliminates run-off and greatly reduces evaporation.

Micro-porous PVC face glued to Sch40 PVC pipe

Same sample in all videos

Water permeation at 42 psi pressure

Water permeation at 8 psi pressure

Air permeation at 8 psi pressure

Air permeation at 61 psi pressure

Slow motion air permeation at 61 psi pressure


Idea Forge LLC

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