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Low Cost Lightweight and Crack Resistant Polymer Cement Composite Mterials for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
76458
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-C06-4126
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp.
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85756-9237
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Low Cost Lightweight and Crack Resistant Polymer Cement Composite Mterials for Concrete Repair
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N68711-05-C-0052
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

Navy is facing a major challenge to repair various concrete structures, since marine environments have low concrete life expectancy. Currently available concrete repair materials are prone to cracking, very permeable to water and therefore, unsatisfactory for Navy applications. It is proposed here to develop modified elastomers from recycled rubber tires using super electrophiles for polymer cement based composite repair material. The modified recycled rubber will be chemically bonded to the cement and thereby, forming a very strong bond as oppose to physical bond in unmodified rubber cement system. The proposed polymer cement composite would have the advantages of reduced crack formation, increased thermal insulation, increased impermeability to water, reduced overall weight, improved tensile strength and elasticity. This duel-use technology with little modifications can easily be applied to numerous other civilian applications such as concrete building structures, roads and pavements. Anticipated Benefits

Principal Investigator:

R.O.Loutfy
President
5205741980
rloutfy@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

J. C. Withers
CEO
5205741980
mercorp@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (MER) CORP.
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860530946
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No