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Wax Substitutes for Melt Castable Explosive Fills.

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79071
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-151-2677
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED COLLOIDS
11080 Industrial Circle NW Elk River, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Wax Substitutes for Melt Castable Explosive Fills.
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8651-06-M-0206
Award Amount: $99,490.00
 

Abstract:

The use of carnauba wax in melt/castable explosives yields a insensitive explosive formulation that enhances overall safety for the use of these munitions in the field. However, carnauba wax is only obtained from overseas sources and there is no domestic source for this material. This leads to shortages of material and higher prices. There exists a need for a wax substitute to replace the carnauba wax binder. Applied Colloids proposes the use of a proprietary gelling agent with jojoba and polyalphaolefin waxes to yield high melting point waxes whose new properties will micmic that of carnauba wax. These wax substitutes are inexpensive and are available domestically. This will yield a superior, inexpensive component for use in insensitive explosives.

Principal Investigator:

Gary Pozarnsky
Senior Scientist
6514851368
poz0001@aol.com

Business Contact:

Gary Pozarnsky
President
6514851368
poz0001@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED COLLOIDS
11080 Industrial Circle NW Elk River, MN 55330

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