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Tubular, Continuous Bulk Polymerization System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-137-0193
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-137
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
Akita Innovations LLC
1770 Salem Street North Andover, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Tubular, Continuous Bulk Polymerization System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-14-P-1051
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed project is to develop a scalable manufacturing process for the production of high optical quality, thermoplastic poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and styrene acrylonitrile (SAN) which is suitable for the fabrication of extrusion processed and/or molded near diffraction-limited optical devices. Akita Innovations will develop a tubular polymerization system for the continuous bulk thermal radical polymerization of MMA monomer. The polymerization reaction system will be built from inexpensive hardware and will be easily scaled by the assembly of a parallel manufacturing system. Our process will build on known science for the production of low-loss thermoplastics through the careful purification on monomer and reagents, careful selection of polymerization initiators and molecular weight control additives and a novel continuous bulk polymerization process.

Principal Investigator:

Lawrence Hancock
CEO
(617) 448-1588
lawrence.hancock@akitainnovations.com

Business Contact:

Larry Takiff
President
(339) 203-1504
larry.takiff@akitainnovations.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Akita Innovations LLC
1770 Salem Street North Andover, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 460655529
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No