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Flame Retardant


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Revolutionary new additives for the polymers industry.

About Us

MegaMatter, Inc. is a nationally recognized, award-winning chemical company located in San Luis Obispo, California. We’re developing a new generation of high-performance, non-toxic flame retardants—allowing manufacturers to exceed even the most stringent regulatory, technical, and market requirements.

If you’re a plastic manufacturer with flammability challenges, please contact us today to see if our patented technologies are a good fit for your products.

Products and Services

We offer a wide variety of services, from fire testing to joint-development and supply agreements. As flame retardant experts, we recognize every polymer is unique, with different material properties, processing parameters, cost requirements, and regulatory demands. Collaborative in nature, we work closely with our customers to ensure a smooth transition from lab to production. For samples, questions, or a complimentary consultation, please contact us today to see how we can work together.

  • Fire Testing

  • IP-Licensing & Tech-Transfer

  • Joint Development Agreements

  • Supply Agreements

Our Technology

Our patented, non-halogenated flame retardant technology actively reduces flame propagation while simultaneously suppressing smoke. The result: some of the lowest flame spread and smoke development numbers in the industry, regardless of material and fire retardant type. For third-party test results, please contact us for more information. Our first patent can be viewed here.

Seeing is Believing


Expanded Polystyrene


Water-Based Coatings




Polyurethane Foam

Management Team

Arlie Krigel

Arlie runs business development and fundraising at MegaMatter. With a background in architecture and sustainable design, he brings a unique perspective to sales and marketing in the chemicals industry. Arlie holds a Bachelors of Architecture from Cal Poly.

Arlie KrigelCo-Founder and CEO
Roopak Mitra, M.Eng

Roopak runs engineering at MegaMatter, and specializes in design of experiments and material optimization. Before joining Megamatter, Roopak worked as an electron microscopist at California NanoSystems Institute. He holds a Masters of Engineering from Cal Poly.

Roopak Mitra, M.EngCo-Founder and VP of Engineering
Phil Costanzo, PhD

Dr. Costanzo runs tailored polymer synthesis at MegaMatter. He received his PhD in Polymer Chemistry from UC Davis, and completed a post-doc at the Army Research Laboratory, developing specialty polymers for military applications. Dr. Costanzo is a Professor of Chemistry at Cal Poly.

Phil Costanzo, PhDCo-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer
George Dubois

A chemist with over 40 years experience, George brings a wealth of knowledge to research and production. He was previously the Technical Director at Eastern Color, and an adjunct professor at the University of Rhode Island.

George DuboisCo-Founder and Formulations Chemist

Contact Us

For questions, comments, or samples, please get in touch via:


Snail Mail: 872 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone: 805-242-3659

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