Proof Research, maker of carbon fiber rifle barrels, composite components for firearms, match-grade steel barrels, and complete rifle systems announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Performance Polymer Solutions (P2SI), a producer of novel next-generation materials.

P2SI’s world-leading product portfolio includes proprietary, high-performance resins, state-of-the-art structural prepregs and high durability adhesive materials with service temperatures of over 1000°F. The company provides enabling composite material solutions and develops manufacturing processes for customers in the aerospace, defense, and consumer products industries as well as actively engaging in exploratory research.

P2SI’s products are used in the production of advanced platforms such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and was recently awarded “Supplier of the Year” by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company for their exceptional support of an Advanced Development Programs project for which P2SI supplied a complete, high-temperature, advanced composite materials turnkey solution.

“P2SI has been an integral part of the success of Lockheed Martin Aero’s Advanced Development Programs,” stated a spokesperson from Lockheed Martin. “They have provided innovative solutions to complex issues thereby meeting demanding project requirements.”

Proof Research is committed to science-driven solutions that lighten warfighter load while increasing effectiveness. The acquisition of P2SI highlights their commitment to revolutionize firearm carbon fiber technologies. Combining P2SI’s novel aerospace materials, design concepts, and manufacturing methodologies with Proof Research’s elite weapons systems and components creates a powerful platform capable of launching a new class of products for both the defense industry and commercial markets.

“P2SI has an outstanding reputation in the materials technology industry,” said Proof Research CEO, Pat Rainey. “Bringing them under the Proof Research umbrella positions us uniquely in the industry. We now have start-to-finish control over every component and material that goes into our carbon fiber-wrapped barrels as well as the ability to continuously develop game-changing new products.”

P2SI will continue to deliver innovative solutions to new and existing customers while playing a key role in developing the next generation of Proof Research products. For more information about Performance Polymer Solutions (P2SI) visit:

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