Biomimetic Non-toxic Flame Retardant Materials from Sustainable Processes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,958.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QY-10-C-0054
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-167-0544
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-167
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02421
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
111046152
Principal Investigator:
Brad Pindzola
Senior Technologist
(617) 498-5137
Pindzola.Brad@TIAXLLC.com
Business Contact:
RenAce Wong
Contracting Officer
(781) 879-1286
sharon.yalowitz@sentar.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Fire resistant materials contribute to increased safety and protection of people in a wide variety of situations. Yet, the flame retardant chemicals that are used to impart this protection are themselves increasingly being found to pose an environmental and human health threat. Brominated organic molecules, the largest class of flame retardant, have been shown to persist in the environment and to be toxic to humans. Studies are increasingly showing that other flame retardant chemicals, including the organophosphates, have the same problems. TIAX LLC proposes to develop a new flame retardant material inspired by the flame retardant strategies found in nature, to demonstrate its effectiveness and to show that it is unlikely to be toxic either to humans or our environment.

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