Lightweight Passive Fire Protection System for Composite Structures
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Mississippi Polymer Technologies (MPT) proposes to protect composite ship structures with novel, lightweight flame resistant insulation composed foamed Parmaxr Self-Reinforced Polymers ("SRPs") compounded with carbon fibers. Parmaxr SRPs are extraordinary thermoplastic polymers that do not melt or drip at high temperatures but form a durable, insulative char layer. Parmaxr SRPs have the potential to meet and/or exceed all of the US Navy's surface ship fire safety goals. These impressive polymers do not burn, and the proposed foamed insulation is an ideal choice for limiting fire spread and minimizing fire growth. Additionally, the viability of the surrounding area will be maintained because Parmaxr SRPs are inherently non-toxic and non-fuming when exposed to heat. Application of the proposed fire protection insulation can be easily accomplished by thermoforming the foam to the desired shape then attaching it to the substrate by adhesive or mechanical means.
Small Business Information at Submission:
MISSISSIPPI POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
13233 Webre Road Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520
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