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Moldable Self-Reinforced Plastics for Lightweight Rocket Components

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
28077
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
28077
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Maxdem, Inc.
140 East Arrow Highway San Dimas, CA 91773
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Moldable Self-Reinforced Plastics for Lightweight Rocket Components
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $738,573.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop new materials and methods which will make possible low cost, injection molded missiles and rockets. The key technology is rigid-rod Poly-X (TM) resins invented at Maxdem, which have unprecedented stiffness and strength, and are thermally processable. Maxdem's Poly-X(TM) resins are three to four times stiffer than other advanced thermoplastics. Introduction of high volume production methods made possible by new structural thermoplastics will lower the cost and increase safety leading to significantly improved weapons systems. Demonstration of injection molded pressure vessels in general is expected to lead to important civilian markets, including pressurized liquid fuel tanks.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Trimmer, Ph.d.
9093940644

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Maxdem, Inc.
140 E. Arrow Highway San Dimas, CA 91773

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