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SBIR Phase I: High Performance Polycarbonate Nanocomposites

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67973
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0419363
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NEI Corporation
400 E Apgar Drive Somerset, NJ 08873-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: SBIR Phase I: High Performance Polycarbonate Nanocomposites
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0419363
Award Amount: $99,991.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop high performance polycarbonate nanocomposites. Polycarbonate possess poor abrasion and chemical resistance and shows crazing and cracking upon stress. Incorporation of clay particles in a polymer matrix can overcome above-mentioned problems. However, the major obstacle to successful fabrication of polycarbonate-clay nanocomposites is related to the thermal stability of organoclay. Degradation of organoclay leads to decreased mechanical properties and lowered transparency accompanying with bad color. Nanoparticles are also good additives for improving mechanical properties and abrasion of polymers. The proposed polycarbonate nanocomposites will be used in a wide range of applications, such as automobiles, cell phone, computers and other business equipment, sporting goods, consumer electronics, household appliances, CDs, DVDs, food storage containers and bottles, which require polycarbonate to be hard, stiff, tough and color stable.

Principal Investigator:

Jin Zhu
PI
7328681906
jzhu@neicorporation.com

Business Contact:

Ganesh Skandan
7328681906
skandan@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nanopowder Enterprises, Inc.
201 Circle Drive N. Piscataway, NJ 08854

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