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Company Information:

Company Name: PHASEX CORP.
City: Lawrence
State: MA
Zip+4: 01843
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (978) 794-8686

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,369,042.00 21
SBIR Phase II $1,372,500.00 3

Award List:

RESEARCH ON A NEW PROCESS TO FRACTIONATE POLYMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Val Krukonis
Award Amount: $35,000.00

PLURONIC 68, A COPOLYMER OF ETHYLENE OXIDE-PROPYLENE OXIDE, IS THE SURFACTANT MOST THOROUGHLY STUDIED FOR STABILIZING PERFLUOROCHEMICAL EMULSIONS USED AS INTRAVENOUS OXYGEN TRANSPORT FLUIDS; IT EXHIBITS ADVANTAGEOUS CHEMICAL AND EMULSIFICATION PROPERTIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Val krukonis , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Pluronic 68, a copolymer of ethylene oxide-propylene oxide, is the surfactant most thoroughly studied for stabilizing perfluorochemical emulsions used as intravenous oxygen transport fluids; it exhibits advantageous chemical and emulsification properties but tests have shown some lots of the polymer… More

RESEARCH ON A NEW PROCESS TO FRACTIONATE POLYMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Val Krukonis
Award Amount: $190,000.00
Abstract:
Increasingly-stringent performance demands being placed on polymers has created the need for and improved process for their fractionation, and supercritical fuid fractionation presents the potential for carrying out separations of polymers exhibiting very low vapor pressure. suprecritical fluids can… More

DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Val krukonis
Award Amount: $68,192.00
Abstract:
Rdx crystals of 100-150 micrometer size exhibit intragranular cavities that derive from the cyclohexanone precipitation process and that may affect the sensitivity of explosive formulations containing rdx. development on a new process using supercritical fluids is described. the process is based… More

SUPERCRITICAL FLUID NUCLEATION - AN IMPROVED ULTRA-FINE PARTICLE FORMATION PROCESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $40,000.00
Abstract:
Research on the formation of ultrafine particles using supercritical fluid nucleation is proposed in answer to a need for a new process to produce micron or submicron particles of refractory solid materials. data are presented which show the concept is technically sound. the research will result in… More

EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT ON A NEW NITROGUANIDINE RECRYSTALLIZATION PROCESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Val Krukonis
Award Amount: $66,889.00

EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT ON A NEW NITROGUANIDINE RECRYSTALLIZATION PROCESS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Val Krukonis
Award Amount: $536,000.00
Abstract:
The current process produces 100 micron needleshaped particles of nitroguanidine which are not satisfactory for high solids content formulation; 400-600 micron sized spherical or cubical particles are desired. exploratory development of a new process using supercriticalfluids is described. the… More

SINGLE PHASE ENRICHMENT OF SUPERCRITICAL FLUID MIXTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Val krukonis
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Research on a novel, newly-invented separations method for enriching a solute in supercritical fluid solution while maintaining a single phase at constant pressure and temperature is proposed in answer to the technical difficulties and economic penalties associated with separation in conventional… More

EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT ON A NEW NITROGUANIDINE RECRYSTALLIZATION PROCESS USING HABIT MODIFIERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Val krukonis
Award Amount: $69,491.00
Abstract:
The current manufacturing process produces 100 micron needleshaped particles of nitroguanidine which are not satisfactory for high solids content formulations; 500 micron sized spherical particles are desired. exploratory development of a new process using supercritical fluids in conjunction with… More

SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION OF PROPELLANT POLYMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Val Krukonis
Award Amount: $69,748.00
Abstract:
The use of supercritical fluid solvents is described as a means of improving the performance of propellant binder polymers by extracting low molecular weight interfering species. previous background in a wide range of polymer extraction/fractionation areas is presented to point out the breadth of… More

DEVELOPMENT OF JP-8 WITH IMPROVED THERMAL OXIDATIVE STABILITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Val Krukonis
Award Amount: $69,446.00
Abstract:
The properties of supercritical fluids are employed to separate heteroaromatic compounds from jp-8 for the purpose of imparting increased thermal oxidative resistance to the fuel. the selectivity, i.e., the ability to remove essentially only heteroaromatics, can be pressure tuned, and preliminary… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A SUBMICRON MONODISPERSED AEROSOL GENERATOR FOR LASER DOPPLER VELOCIMETRY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Val Krukonis
Award Amount: $69,889.00
Abstract:
Supercritical fluid nucleation, the principle exploited for the development proposed, has been demonstrated for its ability to produce monodisperse submicron particles of various organic and inorganic compounds. the concept is based upon solubility phenomena in supercritical fluids, viz., that at… More

SUPERCRITICAL FLUID PROCESSING OF A SINGLE-BASE PROPELLANT AND A NITRAMINE BASE MUNITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Val Krukonis
Award Amount: $69,446.00

FREON (CFC-113) SOLVENT REPLACEMENT: A NEW PROCESS FOR PRECISION PARTS CLEANING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paula M Gallagher , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,949.00

FREON (CFC-113) SOLVENT REPLACEMENT: A NEW PROCESS FOR PRECISION PARTS CLEANING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paula M Gallagher , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $646,500.00
Abstract:
The proposed phase i effort includes a survey and assessment of current and emerging cleaning processes for gyroscope components and similar precision parts that can meet the requirements of the u.s. air force, and an experimental program on a new process that employs supercritical carbon dioxide to… More

SUPERCRITICAL FLUID NUCLEATION FOR IMPROVED DISSEMINATION OF POWDERED MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James J. Watkins
Award Amount: $49,496.00
Abstract:
Supercritical fluid nucleation (sfn) is proposed as the mechanism for an innovative, improved method for the dissemination of ultra-fine particles. the concept, as applied to the stated topic, involves the rapid expansion of a solution of riot control agents in supercritical or near critical carbon… More

IMPROVED OXIDATION RESISTANCE OF 3-D CARBON/CARBON COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael P. Coffey
Award Amount: $70,950.00
Abstract:
The coating of carbon fibers with silicon carbide offers enhanced oxidation resistance for carbon/carbon composites. research to form a thin, uniform, coherent layer on fibers in a tow, tape, or 3-d preform is described. the research involves the use of an advanced polycarbosilane polymer which can… More

Processing of Energetic Materials with Supercritical Fluids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paula M. Gallagher
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
1The manufacture of nitrocellulose (NC), nitroguanidine (NQ), and cyclotetra-methylenetetranitramine (HMX) uses processes that were developed decades ago. Not only is there a need for novel processing techniques but for new forms of these energetic materials. There are stockpiles of absolete… More

Silicon Carbide-Silicon Carbide Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael P. Coffey
Award Amount: $70,948.00
Abstract:
Ceramic composites of silicon carbide fibers in a silicon carbide matrix are currently produced via CVD infiltration (CVI), but the requisite high temperature for CVI can partially degrade the fibers. Infiltrating a SiC precursor polymer into a fiber preform and subsequently converting the polymer… More

Phase Stabilization of Ammonium Nitrate for Evironmentally Conscious Propellants: Gas Anti-Solvent Recrystallization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paula M. Wetmore
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
Combustion of propellants containing metal oxide phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (AN) prodeces environmentally detrimental by-products. It is proposed to develop non-metal phase stabilized AN for use in GAP binder formulations by employing a process developed by Phasex for habit modification of… More

Enviromentally Acceptable Photoresist Processing for Integrated Circuit Manufacture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Paula Wetmore
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Supercritical fluid technology is proposed as a solventless technique for photoresist developing, a crucial step in semiconductor manufacturing. The concept exploits the pressure dependent solubility characteristics of dense gases, specifically carbon dioxide, for selectively dissolving the soluble… More

Decontamination of delicate equipment using supercritical fluid technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Val Krukonis
Award Amount: $69,487.00
Abstract:
An extended scope of work is proposed over that described in the solicitation, viz., to carry out experimental SCFE studies with CW and BW agent simulants to provide verification of SCFE decontamination. A review of other DOD programs, one on CW simulants, spores, and pathogens, the other on the… More

Supercritical Fluid Technology Applied to the Development of a Low cost Production Process for Phosphazene Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Val Krukonis
Award Amount: $69,111.00
Abstract:
Research to find supercritical fluid conditions capable of supporting polymerization of hexachlorocyclophosphazene trimer to high molecular weight poly (dichlorophophazene) is proposed. The dichloro polymer is the key intermediate in production steps that lead to a class of polymers having useful… More

Micro-Encapsulation Of Nanometric Reactive Particle Mixtures With Explosive Cores

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paula Wetmore, Vice President Operations
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Nanosized reactive materials are being used to enhance traditonal energetic materials in cast explosive or propellant formulations. The small size, however, results in high viscosity of the formulation during mixing. If the nanoreactive material could beencapsulated to form multiple micron… More