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PLASTIC REPLACEMENTS FOR ALUMINUM EXTRUSIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9562
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9562
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Compex Inc
4749 Tipton Troy, MI 48098
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: PLASTIC REPLACEMENTS FOR ALUMINUM EXTRUSIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,380.00
 

Abstract:

DUE TO RISING COSTS OF ALUMINUM, MILITARY CONTAINERS USING ALUMINUM EXTRUSIONS WILL BE STUDIED TO DETERMINE IF PLASTICS CAN ACHIEVE A COST AND WEIGHT EFFECTIVE REPLACEMENT OF TYPICAL PROFILES. BOTH THERMOPLASTICS (TP) AND THEMOSETS (TS) CAN BE MADE TO THE SAME PROFILES AS ALUMINUM EXTRUSIONS, BUT PERFORMANCE OF THE PROFILE WILL BE QUESTIONABLE. REINFORCEMENTS CAN BE ADDED IN THE FORM OF PARTICULATE OR FIBERS (CONTINUOUS, CHOPPED, OR MILLED) THAT CAN SUBSTANTIALLY IMPROVE PROPERTIES AND MAKE THE PROFILE PERFORM AS WELL AS ALUMINUM. OTHER CONCERNS SUCH AS WEATHERABILITY WILL BE ADDRESSED FOR THE MAJOR POLYMER CATEGORIES TO DETERMINE IF THE TWENTY YEAR LIFE EXPECTANCY IS FEASIBLE.

Principal Investigator:

Scott A Beck
3136410577

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Compex Inc
4749 Tipton Troy, MI 48098

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