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SBIR Phase I: Evolution Polymerization of Polycarbonate Dendrimers for…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1047310
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
NM
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Instrumental Polymer Technologies, LLC
717 Lakefield Road Unit B Westlake Village, CA 91361
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: SBIR Phase I: Evolution Polymerization of Polycarbonate Dendrimers for High-Gloss, Wear Resistant and 100% Solids Coatings
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1047310
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to use a cost-effective process of polymeric evolution to yield hydroxyl-terminated aliphatic polycarbonate dendrimers of precise shape to be used in formulating 100% solids two-component polyurethane coatings. The highly-crosslinked core will provide hardness, chemical resistance and toughness in the cured coating. The surface will be chemically modified to reduce viscosity and improve flow. The shape of the dendrimers will be designed to delay the activity of the catalyst, extending the pot life, while also allowing the release of the catalyst for a quick cure. The broader/commercial impact of this project will be the potential to make 100% solids two-component polyurethane coatings more widely accepted. Currently the short pot life of two-component polyurethane coatings relative to the cure time has limited their applications. By providing extended pot life and increased performance, the dendrimers to be developed in this project is expected to enable the widespread adoption of zero-volatile, thus more environmentally-friendly, two-component polyurethane coatings.

Principal Investigator:

Randy E. Cameron
3145667802
IPTECH@VERIZON.NET

Business Contact:

Randy E. Cameron
PhD
3145667802
IPTECH@VERIZON.NET
Small Business Information at Submission:

INSTRUMENTAL POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
717 LAKEFIELD ROAD Westlake Village, CA 91361-2694

EIN/Tax ID: 161730926
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No