C A L S cores stand up to temperature extremes and exposure to water, ultraviolet (UV) rays, oxygen, oil, grease, and other chemicals and can provide electrical conductivity control in C A L S foam cores resulting in custom controlled properties. For instance, CALS can tailor the electrical properties as required by use of fillers, additives, conductive or insulating materials during the molding process. C A L S parts are an ideal performer around electrical equipment without the cracking and hardening associated with conventional elastomers and plastics.
C A L S cores are also resistant to oil, grease, and chemicals, and resists a wide range of chemicals and substances over most rubbers and plastics. This makes C A L S compatible with embedded sensors within the core for structural health monitoring and would be researched in Phase II if awarded.