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High Temperature Finishes/Sizings for Polyimide Matrix Composites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70330
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-251-1024
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Adherent Technologies, Inc.
5505 Foothills Canyon Road Northeast Albuquerque, NM 87111-8346
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: High Temperature Finishes/Sizings for Polyimide Matrix Composites
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-06-C-0143
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

New high-temperature sizings are needed to improve the properties and durability of carbon/polyimide composites. Compatibility with weaving and braiding operations and improved wetting during prepregging or resin infusing polyimide resin is also needed. Achieving these characteristics will result in reducing life cycle costs for jet engine composites through better property translation, reduced scrap, and reduced processing time. The overall objective of the proposed Phase II program is to demonstrate the use of reactive finishes for bonding carbon fibers to polyimide resins that impart superior strength and environmental durability to composite parts for DOD applications. Secondary objectives include development and characterization of aqueous-based finish systems with long term stability, development of a material property database, including aging effects, and determination of compatibility with weaving, prepregging, and resin infusion (RTM, VARTM, RFI) operations. In addition, an aqueous based reactive finish will be developed that is compatible with application during carbon fiber manufacturing. Development of an aqueous finish will greatly reduce costs while also improving health and safety. These reactive finishes are expected to be compatible with weaving, braiding, prepregging, and resin infusion operations. They will also improve the strength, thermo-oxidative stability, and hygrothermal stability of the resulting carbon/AFR-PE4 composites.

Principal Investigator:

Ronald Allred
President
5053461685
adherenttech@comcast.net

Business Contact:

Susan Switzer
Administrative Projects M
5053461685
adherenttech@comcast.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADHERENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
9621 Camino del Sol NE Albuquerque, NM 87111

EIN/Tax ID: 850397689
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No