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A Process to Make Propulsion Grade Functional Polybutadiene

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4330
Solicitation Year:
2097
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF97-243
Solicitation Number:
2097.1
Small Business Information
MACH I Inc.
340 East Church Road King of Prussia, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: A Process to Make Propulsion Grade Functional Polybutadiene
Agency: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0070
Award Amount: $730,000.00
 

Abstract:

In 1997, MACH I, Inc. was awarded a Phase I SBIR contract F42650-97-C-0400"A Process to Manufacture Carboxyl Terminated Polybutadiene (CTPB)."MACH I successfully completed this research and demonstrated its ability to produce CTPB meeting propellant specifications. A Phase II SBIR proposal to optimize the results obtained in Phase I and prepare pilot scale samples for Minuteman binder qualification was requested. The Phase II proposal was submitted, but not awarded. A Phase II SBIR contract is proposed to both complete the research necessary to produce pilot scale quantities of CTPB for characterizations and also use similar methodology to produce pilot scale quantities of a new and improved version of HTPB resin as well as one comparable to the standard commercial product. The objective will be to make, characterize, and performance evaluate samples of both HTPB and CTPB. At the end of Phase II, MACH I, Inc. will be a second source supplier of both HTPB and CTPB in a 5,000 lb/yr pilot plant. The synthetic routes and pilot scale processes developed will establish second source availability and mitigate the risk of single source dependence, as well as providing a new improved HTPB resin for consideration by the propellant community.

Principal Investigator:

John Murphy
Principal Investigator
(610) 964-1169
jrm591@verizon.net

Business Contact:

Bernard Kosowski
President
(610) 279-2340
bernie@machichemicals.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MACH I Inc.
340 East Church Road King of Prussia, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 232383152
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No