Form the Future

Mallinda created VITRIMAX™, an innovative platform resin system to revolutionize how we think about and use composite materials. Developed to break the 20th century paradigm of plastics, vitrimers are a new class of polymer with the ready-for-impact strength of thermosets and the processability and logistic benefits of thermoplastics.

Products made with VITRIMAX™ can be reincarnated as the same product, or as a new iteration over and over again. There is no end of life, only an ongoing cycle of usage opportunities. Continue to hit reset and start over with the exact same structural integrity and mechanical performance as the nascent material.

Philip Taynton, CEO

Philip Taynton holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he began his work with vitrimer technology. Philip co-founded Mallinda in 2014. In addition to “on the job” business training, Philip completed the NSF I-CORPS training program as an entrepreneurial lead. He also spent two years as an Activate Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Prior to Mallinda, Philip worked for 3 years in new product development for Avery Dennison in Pasadena, CA.

Brian Jones, Materials Engineer

Brian joined Mallinda as our lead engineer in 2023. At Mallinda Brian is responsible for engineering and manufacturing process development. Before joining Mallinda, Brian worked as the Chief Engineer at Safe Life Defense where he oversaw the development of five products from concept to market including designing in-house manufacturing processes for each, scaled to meet the demand of a nationwide market. Brian was born and raised on the East Coast, and was trained in composites engineering at the University of Delaware. In his free time, he enjoys attending electronic music concerts, working on DIY projects and exploring the mountains of Colorado.

Sara Meyer Chemistry Intern at Mallinda

Sara Muñoz, Chemist II

Sara Meyer earned her BS in chemistry at the University of Colorado Denver and has worked as a pharmacy technician and certified nurse assistant. Sara joined Mallinda in 2020. As Chemist II, Sara is responsible for the development of new formulations and resin products at Mallinda. Sara enjoys ATV and dirt bike riding, snowboarding, softball, and outdoor activities.

Marina Tobey, Product Engineer

Marina Tobey graduated in 2019 with her BS in chemistry from the Colorado School of Mines. As an undergraduate, she was involved in research detecting radiation via plastic scintillators as well as research with the biocompatibility of drug delivery devices. Marina joined Mallinda in 2020 and is responsible for chemical production development and supports Mallinda's production partners and customers. She enjoys live music, running, playing soccer, and cooking in her free time.

Marinda Tobey Chemist at Mallinda

Jack Burns, Chemical Engineer & Account Manager

Jack Burns, originally from Houston, TX, earned his BS in chemical and biological engineering with a minor in business administration at Colorado State University. Jack joined Mallinda in 2021. He supports product and process development at Mallinda and as account manager he works closely with Mallinda's customers and partners. In his free time he enjoys reading, hanging out with his dog, and playing musical instruments.

Evan Simons, Chemist

Evan Simons completed a BS in biochemistry with a minor in biology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His previous experience was in specialty horticulture and herbal medicine, as well as analytical chemistry. He joined Mallinda in August 2022 as a part time laboratory technician and came on as a full time chemist four months later. Currently Evan assists with wet chemistry formulation, sample processing and testing, data analysis and laboratory maintenance. In his free time he enjoys gardening and martial arts.