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Advanced Silicone-based Coatings for Flexible Fabric Applications

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77755
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
054544
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NEI Corporation
400 E Apgar Drive Somerset, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Advanced Silicone-based Coatings for Flexible Fabric Applications
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNL07AA11C
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

Silicone coatings are the system of choice for inflatable fabrics used in several space, military, and consumer applications, including airbags, parachutes, rafts, boat sails, and inflatable shelters. Commercial silicone coatings with improved mechanical, thermal and physical gas barrier properties are needed for a broad range of space, military, and commercial applications. The phase I program has demonstrated that addition of small amounts of nanostructured additives enhances tear strength, tensile strength, and hardness without significantly degrading other important properties, thermal stability, puncture resistance and air permeability of commercial silicone coatings. It was also shown that properties of coatings are strongly correlated with the chemistry and composition of nanostructured additives. The significance of the Phase I innovation is that commercially used coating formulations were utilized as the starting material, making it easier to be adopted in practice. Success in Phase I has enabled us to put together a strong Phase II team, composed of commercial silicone coating applicators, an airbag assembly developer, and a large supplier of silicone coating formulation. The focus of the Phase II program will be to develop nanostructured additives for several different types of commercial silicone coatings to meet their specific application needs. Additionally, nanostructured additive technology will be scaled up, and prototype airbags will be fabricated.

Principal Investigator:

Stein S. Lee
Principal Investigator
7328683141
slee@neicorporation.com

Business Contact:

Ganesh A. Skandan
Chief Executive Officer
7328683141
gskandan@neicorporation.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NEI Corporation
201 Circle Drive N., Suite 102/103 Piscataway, NJ 08854

EIN/Tax ID: 223568329
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No