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THERMOSET PLASTICS FROM CELLULOSE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
9303
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9303
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: 1988
Title: THERMOSET PLASTICS FROM CELLULOSE
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $46,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH EFFORT IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING NEW THERMOSETTING PLASTICS BASED UPON CELLULOSE FROM WOOD. THIS PHASE I EFFORT WILL EXPLORE CROSSLINKING AGENTS SUCH AS DIEPOXIDES AND DIISOCYANATES ANDDETERMINE THEIR RELATIVE ABILITY TO SWELL AND CROSSLINK BOTHTHE AMORPHOUS AND CRYSTALLINE PORTIONS OF CELLULOSE. THE EXPOXIDES AND ISOCYANTATES TO BE INVESTIGATED WILL COVER A RANGE OF POLARITY AND HYDROGEN-BONDING IN ORDER TO ESTABLISHTHE OPTIMUM FOR SWELLING AND CROSSLINKING. PRE-TREATMENTS TO FACILITATE SWELLING OF THE CELLULOSE AND CATALYSTS FOR RAPID CURE WILL ALSO BE DETERMINED. THE EXTENT OF REACTION WILL BE MONITORED ANALYTICALLY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr bernard baum
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Springborn Materials Science
10 Springborn Center Enfield, CT 06082

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