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ENCAPT Passive Fire Protection System for Composite Structures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70072
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-085-1117
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Softronics LImited
1080 East Post Road, Suite 1 Marion, IA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: ENCAPT Passive Fire Protection System for Composite Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-04-M-0091
Award Amount: $67,390.00
 

Abstract:

New ship construction will rely more heavily on composite structures, which provide structural strength with light weight, but with increased vulnerability to fire damage. To prevent catastrophic fire damage, Softronics is offering ENCAPT as a lining material for the composite structures to passively protect it from fire damage. ENCAPT was developed and patented by Dr. Benjamin Mosier, Institute for Research, Inc., and Mr. Robert Sternowski, Softronics Ltd., for use as a fireproof insulation panel, and has undergone significant testing in preparation for entering that market. This unique plastic composite material combines a filler with a hybrid phenolic resin to produce a moldable material that has all the key properties for naval use: light weight, Class 1 fireproof (Class 0 with cladding layer), non-flammable, non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-absorbent, and structurally rigid. The material is easily manufactured with a small capital investment, and thus is ideally suited to limited production runs for a small number of trial ship installations.

Principal Investigator:

Benjamin Mosier
Principal Investigator
7137838400
benm@softronicsltd.com

Business Contact:

Robert H. Sternowski
President
3194310314
bobs@softronicsltd.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SOFTRONICS LIMITED
6920 Bowman Lane NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

EIN/Tax ID: 421209138
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No