Company Biography

Founded in Pullman, Washington by Pavlo Rudenko, Ph.D., TriboTEX offers a clean lubrication alternative. Proprietary nano-sheets are designed with specific functional properties on each side to solve important problems for a variety of consumer and industry stakeholders.

Current formulations improve mechanical output by utilizing a self-assembling coating that simultaneously reverses wear and enhances lubricity. Having achieved traction through finalists placements in various business plan competitions (WSU, MIT, UW, LES, RICE, INW) and obtained funding from various institutions including the National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), Hydropower Research Foundation (HRF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as well as private money from AutoDesk.  TriboTEX has grown to develop a sophisticated istacated manufacturing process for scaled up manufacturing and shipping product for research institutions as well as industrial partners.

Currently TriboTEX is pursuing industry partnerships that will allow sustained growth and continued success among target consumers markets. With a broad range of applications, smart protective film-forming formulations developed by TriboTEX can be added to currently available lubricating blends to offer valuable solutions for the automotive, industrial, and wind power sectors.