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Based in Glenville, New York, Starfire Systems was founded in 1988 as a company that provided a revolutionary technology to transform polymers into ceramics.  In 1991 Starfire Systems had developed a core chemistry that yielded a silicon carbide forming polymer which was named SMP-10. As Starfire Systems grew, so did the product portfolio.  The company became known as the leader in Polymer-to-Ceramic® technology. Starfire Systems contracted with Alliant Techsystems (ATK) for NASA in 2004, supplying the polymer material for NOAX™ (Non-Oxide Adhesive Experimental) that would fly on all subsequent Space Shuttle missions.  As demand increased, Starfire Systems outgrew its manufacturing facility which led to opening a state-of-the-art facility in 2016. Today, Starfire Systems is the recognized market leader in Polymer-to-Ceramic® technology, working with leading customers worldwide to produce products that leverage this transformative technology.

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January 21, 2020 – Schenectady, NY – Starfire Systems is pleased to announce the release of a new poly-carbosilane polymer system. SMP-750 is a valued addition to the family of SiC forming pre-ceramic polymers. This new system will build on the proprietary chemical...

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