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Vynyl Ester Resins Without Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82299
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-321-0605
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc.
9063 Bee Caves Road Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Vynyl Ester Resins Without Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8201-07-C-0045
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I proposal responds to the US Air Force's critical need to develop new and innovative Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) technologies based on vinyl ester resins for the construction of shelters, towers and radomes. Texas Research Institute Austin, in conjunction with our commercialization partners Sartomer and Strongwell, propose to build on our previously successful work with composites and pre-fabricated structures to develop a new, improved composite matrix material. This novel composite material will have zero VOC's, good fire resistance and will have the strength and durability to make it superior to the products that are currently used. We will demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach through extensive testing including, mechanical, physical, thermal, visual, and fire resistance investigations. The proposed monomer substitutes for styrene are very new materials, just finding applications within the last few years. Improved composite materials will translate into significant money savings and improved safety.

Principal Investigator:

Brad Rix
Principal Investigator
5122632101
brix@tri-austin.com

Business Contact:

Monte Fellingham
Contracts Administrator
5122632101
mfellingham@tri-austin.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TEXAS RESEARCH INSTITUTE AUSTIN, INC.
9063 Bee Caves Road Austin, TX 78733

EIN/Tax ID: 742518103
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No