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Vinyl Ester Compatible, High Modulus Fiber System for Composite Laminates

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70097
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-094-0615
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EY TECHNOLOGIES
Div. of Pascale Industries, Inc. 939 Currant Road Fall River, MA 02720-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Vinyl Ester Compatible, High Modulus Fiber System for Composite Laminates
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-04-M-0144
Award Amount: $69,946.00
 

Abstract:

Because of their improved corrosion resistance, high strength to weight ratios, high modulus to weight ratios, and low specific gravity compared to those of metallic materials, fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites have emerged as a major class of structural material in aerospace, automotive and other industries. The properties of high performance composites, consisting of carbon fiber in a polymer matrix, are known to be highly dependent on the quality of adhesion between the different components. This bond quality is dependent upon interfacial properties between fiber and matrix resin, which can be influenced by several factors such as yarn sizing, matrix resin plasticization, and impact strength additives. In theory, carbon fiber composites should outperform fiberglass and even aramid composites in critical performance parameters. To date, this has not been attained for the carbon reinforcement of standard marine vinyl ester matrix resin systems. One objective of this project is to focus on achieving the predicted mechanical properties by means of novel chemicals and a novel procedure. The other objective of this program is to evaluate the physical and chemical mechanisms currently thought responsible for adhesion in order to improve the performance of carbon vinyl ester composites.

Principal Investigator:

Rathna Perera
Director of Research & De
5086733307
RPerera@Enyarns.com

Business Contact:

Gerald Maruretti
President
5086733307
GMaurettI@Enyarns.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ENGINEERED YARNS CO.
Div. of Pascale Industries, Inc., 939 Currant Road Fall River, MA 02720

EIN/Tax ID: 710393173
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No