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Biomimetic Non-toxic Flame Retardant Materials from Sustainable Processes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97727
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-167-0544
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-167
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA 02421-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Biomimetic Non-toxic Flame Retardant Materials from Sustainable Processes
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QY-10-C-0054
Award Amount: $69,958.00
 

Abstract:

Fire resistant materials contribute to increased safety and protection of people in a wide variety of situations. Yet, the flame retardant chemicals that are used to impart this protection are themselves increasingly being found to pose an environmental and human health threat. Brominated organic molecules, the largest class of flame retardant, have been shown to persist in the environment and to be toxic to humans. Studies are increasingly showing that other flame retardant chemicals, including the organophosphates, have the same problems. TIAX LLC proposes to develop a new flame retardant material inspired by the flame retardant strategies found in nature, to demonstrate its effectiveness and to show that it is unlikely to be toxic either to humans or our environment.

Principal Investigator:

Brad Pindzola
Senior Technologist
6174985137
Pindzola.Brad@TIAXLLC.com

Business Contact:

RenAce Wong
Contracting Officer
7818791286
sharon.yalowitz@sentar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA 02421

EIN/Tax ID: 460478749
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No