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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:
2007 / 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 55330-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Wax Substitutes for Melt Castable Explosive Fills
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8651-07-C-0149
Award Amount: $340,865.00
 

Abstract:

Due to the phasing out of TNT usage in explosives due to safety and environmental concerns, insensitive explosives utilizing wax binders instead of TNT have gradually replaced TNT in bombs and other explosive shells. The wax material that has been the most utilized in this application has been carnauba wax, but due to its non-domestic production and its dependence on natural growth and harvest mechanisms, a substitute for this material is desired. Applied Colloids, Inc. proposes the utilization of its proprietary technology in supplying a wax substitute that is available in the United States and has met most criteria for these binder materials. Phase I of this program dealt with the initial chemical and physical testing of these materials. Phase II will be concerned with the characterization of their explosive and safety properties. At the end of Phase II, the Applied Colloids substitute will have been shown to satisfy the military specifications for carnauba wax in terms of compatibility and safety. Phase III will consist of the further scale-up of the production of this wax substitute and the extension of this technology into commercial fields, such as phase change materials.

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