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Company Information:

Company Name: HYBRID PLASTICS
City: Hattiesburg
State: MS
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (601) 544-3466

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $895,238.00 9
SBIR Phase II $3,055,951.00 4
STTR Phase I $419,999.00 5
STTR Phase II $700,000.00 2

Award List:

Reduced Flammability Vinyl Ester Resin Containing no Halogens for Use in Large Composite Ship Surface Structures via Nanocomposite Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: MICHIGAN STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Joseph J. Schwab, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Andre Lee
Abstract:
Inorganic/organic (hybrid) nanoreinforcements based upon Nanostructured Chemicals and POSS-modified nano/macrofillers offer alternate mechanisms to fire retarding conventional hydrocarbon-based polymers. The two primary mechanisms provided bynanoreinforcements are (i) reduced volatilization of… More

NANOCOMPOSITE-BASED DENTAL MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Joseph D. Lichtenhan
Award Amount: $175,277.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: Inorganic filled, visible light-cured polymer matrix composite materials are alternatives to traditional Dental amalgams, because of superior aesthetics, better biocompatibility, and the lack of mercury; however, these materials have inferior strength, toughness… More

Significant Improvements in High Temperature Resins for Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) Boost and Orbit Transfer Composite Cases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph D. Lichtenhan, President
Award Amount: $99,961.00
Abstract:
"Nanoreinforcements based upon POSS Nanostructured Chemicals offer alternate mechanisms to increasing the glass transition of high performance polymers. The two primary mechanisms provided by nanoreinforcements are (i) reduced chain mobility via increasingchain stiffness and (ii) reduced chain… More

Reduced Flammability Vinyl Ester Resin Containing no halogen for use in Large Composite Ship Surface Structures via Nanocomposite Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: MICHIGAN STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Joseph Lichtenhan, President
Award Amount: $200,000.00
RI Contact: Andre Lee
Abstract:
Inorganic/organic nanoreinforcements based upon Nanostructured POSS Chemicals offer alternate mechanisms for fire retarding conventional polymer matrix composites. The objective of the first 12 months effort is to optimize the composite flammability,mechanical properties resulting from the VARTM… More

Nanocomposite-Based Dental Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Joseph D. Lichtenhan
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): It is the specific aim of this proposal to develop an advanced adhesive and dental restorative system that is more quickly placed and reliable than current products. Thus improving patient satisfaction and general health care. The method for achieving this… More

Nanocomposite-Based Dental Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Joseph D. Lichtenhan
Award Amount: $805,978.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): It is the specific aim of this proposal to develop an advanced adhesive and dental restorative system that is more quickly placed and reliable than current products. Thus improving patient satisfaction and general health care. The method for achieving this… More

POSS Nanochemical Technology for Radiation Hardened/Tolerant Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Lichtenhan, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The work seeks to develop a low cost, and versatile method for providing radiation shielding to microelectronic and optical components. The technical approach utilizes metallized nanoscopic polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane building blocks to deliver high loadings of absorbing species as a… More

STTR PHASE I: Development of Nanostructured Solder Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Michigan State University
Principal Investigator: Joseph Lichtenhan, PI
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: K.n. Subramanian
Abstract:
This Small BusinessTechnology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project seeks to advance the fundamental knowledge base and performance of lead-free electronic solders. Current lead-free electronic solders are performance limited by their thermomechanical fatigue and electrical characteristics due to… More

High Temperature POSS Resins for Filament Wound Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph J. Schwab, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The successful Phase I effort to incorporate POSS into BMI resin resulted in substantial Tg and HDT improvements while reducing the cure temperature. The proposed Phase II effort will optimize the formulaiton while characterizing the full scope and range of enhancement in filament wound composite… More

POSS Nanochemical Technology for Radiation Hardened/Tolerant Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Joseph D. Lichtenhan, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Hybrid Plastics proposes to develop a low cost, and versatile method for shielding commercial, military, and stacked microelectronics against the deleterious effects of space radiation. The technical approach utilizes metallized nanoscopic polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes as conformal coatings… More

STTR Phase II: Development of Nanostructured Solder Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Michigan State University
Principal Investigator: Joseph D. Lichtenhan, Dr.
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: K. N. Subramanian
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will develop nanostructured reinforcements to improve the thermo-mechanical fatigue (TMF) performance and service reliability of tin-based electronic solder alloys. Service reliability of solder joints will be studied under Phase II by… More

Radiation-Resistant Nanoscopically Enhanced Solar Cell Coverglass

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph D. Lichtenhan, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Hybrid Plastics proposes to develop a low cost, and versatile method for shielding commercial and military solar cells from damage against proton and electron radiation. The technical approach utilizes metallized nanoscopic polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes as conformal coatings on coverglass… More

Radiation-Resistant Nanoscopically Enhanced Solar Cell Coverglass

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Lichtenhan, President
Award Amount: $749,973.00
Abstract:
Hybrid Plastics proposes to develop a low cost, and versatile method for shielding commercial and military single crystal solar cells from damage against proton and electron radiation. Hybrid Plastics also proposes to develop a related coating variant for the protection of thin film photovoltaics… More

STTR Phase I: Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) Nanoparticle Masterbatch Blends for Electronic Packaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Univ. of Southern MS
Principal Investigator: Joseph D. Lichtenhan, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Sarah E. Morgan
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will evaluate the technical and commercial feasibility of producing nanotube and nanoparticle "masterbatches" in selected high-performance thermoplastics using specifically tailored POSS components as dispersing agents. Polymer… More

Alternative Room Temperature Cure and VARTMable High Temperature Resin Systems for Large Scale Composite Ship Component Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Principal Investigator: Joseph D. Lichtenhan, President
Award Amount: $69,999.00
RI Contact: Jeffrey S. Wiggins
Abstract:
This Phase I STTR proposal is to designed to utilize the fundamental properties of POSSr nanotechnology to provide a new higher Tg and fracture toughness ambient cure epoxy matrix for use in Vacuum Assist Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM) manufacturing. Nanostructured ambient cure epoxy matrices based… More

Space and Operational Environmental Protection for Thin Multijunction Solar Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph D. Lichtenhan, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The recent development of colorless, transparent polyimides provides a break-out solution for the operational and environmental protection of thin multijunction solar cells. The incorporation of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes into the polyimide backbone renders these systems radiation hard… More

Hemostatic Agent Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Lichtenhan, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort comprises a treatment combination using the platelet binding hemostatic capability of Nanoscopic Chemicals known as POSS trisilanols in combination with hyaluronic acid media, and antibiotic drugs in liquid and foam form. Mechanistically, liquid POSS trisilanols are injectable… More

POSS TCP Resin System for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite Shipboard Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Southern Mississippi
Principal Investigator: Joseph Lichtenhan, President – (601) 544-3466
Award Amount: $80,000.00
RI Contact: Jeffrey S. Wiggins
Abstract:
The proposed effort will utilize lithiated POSS in synergistic combination with commercial phosphates to achieve comparable processing characteristics and superior flame retardancy, smoke and toxicity to that of Derakane 510A. The POSS-phosphate synergist package will be formulated into a Hydrex… More

Anion Exchange Polymer Membranes Based on Polyoctahedral Silsesquioxanes for Alkaline Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Joseph Lichtenhan, President – (601) 544-3466
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Polyhedral silsesquioxanes (POSS) will be modified using chloromethylation of aromatic POSS cages. These cages will then be co-cast, using solvent, with chloromethylated polysulfones and subsequently quaternized with monofunctional and difunctional trialkylamines in order to render crosslinked films… More

Solid Polymer Electrolytes with High Lithium Ion Conductivity and Transport Number for Hybrid Electric Power-train Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Joseph Lichtenhan, Dr. – 601-544-3466
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Current energy storage devices have energy densities that are barely sufficient for low cost electric-vehicles and rely on lithium ion batteries that use flammable, unsafe, liquid electrolytes. However, in order to replace liquid electrolyes in lithium batteries for hybrid electric power train… More