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ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE AND NON-TDI CONTAINING POLYURETHANE FOAM FOR ARMAMENT…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
10229
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10229
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Springborn Materials Science
10 Springborn Ctr Enfield, CT 06082
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE AND NON-TDI CONTAINING POLYURETHANE FOAM FOR ARMAMENT APPLICATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $62,940.00
 

Abstract:

OVER THE PAST TWENTY YEARS, THE NAVY HAS BEEN USING A CASTOR OIL/TDI BASED URETHANE FOAM FOR ABLATIVE WEAR REDUCING JACKETS, TO PROVIDE ENDOTHERMIC PROTECTION TO GUN BARRELS AND REDUCE WEAR CAUSED BY EXCESSIVE HEATING. PRESENTLY THERE IS A NEED TO PROVIDE FORMULATIONS BASED ON LESS TOXIC AND MORE CHEMICALLY CONSISTENT RAW MATERIALS AND FOAMS WITH ANTISTATIC ADDITIVES TO PREVENT THE HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH ELECTROSTATIC ARCING. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROPOSED PHASE I PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP SUCH RIGID OR SEMIRIGID POLYURETHANE FOAMS BASED ON POLYESTER POLYOLS AND POLYMERIC MDI. ANTISTATIC CHARACTERISTICS WILL BE PROVIDED THROUGH THE USE OF HYDROPHILIC POLYOLS AND/OR CONDUCTIVE CARBON BLACK AS ADDITIVES TO THE FOAM OR THROUGH THE USE OF CONDUCTIVE COATINGS. CANDIDATE FOAMS WILL BE EVALUATED FOR KEY PROPERTIES SUCH AS DENSITY, MODULUS, GAS GENERATION, AND DECOMPOSITION ENDOTHERM. THE MORE PROMISING COMPOSITIONS WILL BE RECOMMENDED FOR MORE DETAILED FORMULATIONS, TESTING AND PROCESS DEVELOPMENT IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Roy A White
2037498371

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Springborn Labs Inc
10 Springborn Ctr Enfield, CT 06082

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