Biomimetic Non-toxic Flame Retardant Materials from Sustainable Processes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-10-C-0054
Agency Tracking Number: A093-167-0544
Amount: $69,958.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-167
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
35 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02421
DUNS: 111046152
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brad Pindzola
 Senior Technologist
 (617) 498-5137
Business Contact
 RenAce Wong
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (781) 879-1286
Research Institution
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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