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Liquid Crystalline Adhesives with Zero Shrinkage

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
40237
Program Year/Program:
1998 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
40237
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aspen Systems, Inc.
184 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752-3017
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Liquid Crystalline Adhesives with Zero Shrinkage
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed program will develop a liquid crystalline Adhesive with Zero Shrinkage, for bonding of airframe joints. Aspen Systems, Inc. is currently in the process of developing a new class of epoxide resins. These new epoxy materials are based on orderable, low molecular weight liquid crystalline structures with flexible, difunctional end chains. The structural ordering of the liquid crystalline monomers in the liquid form have low free volume which will be used to develop the zero shrinkage structure adhesives. The resulting high temperature epoxy adhesives will have minimum shrinkage, high dynamic modulus and high shear strength. ASPEN's Research and Development Team is comprised of leading experts in polymer & material science, advanced composites, and aerospace engineering. Our Academic partner is Professor Bruce N. Novak of the Polymer Science and Engineering Department at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Kang p. lee, ph.d.
5848155
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aspen Systems, Inc.
184 Cedar Hill Street Marlboro, MA 01752

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Massachusetts
BOX 34530
AMHERST, MA 01003
Contact: Dr. bruce m. novak
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university