Efficient Low-Cost Ceramic Grade Nicalon Textile Sizing for High-Temperature Polymer Matrix Composites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-05-C-0165
Agency Tracking Number: N051-025-0677
Amount: $79,964.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: N05-025
Solitcitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
FIBER MATERIALS, INC.
5 Morin Street, Biddeford, ME, 04005
Duns: 048268890
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alan Thomas
 Application Development Manager
 (207) 282-5911
 athomas@fibermaterialsinc.com
Business Contact
 Dave Audie
Title: Sr. Contracts Administrator
Phone: (207) 282-5911
Email: daudie@fibermaterialsinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
High temperature polymer matrix composites (PMC's) offer significant advantages for military engine and airframe applications through reduced weight and improved stiffness over comparable metal components and structures. Sizing supplied on silcon carbide fiber is not thermally stable at high temperature matrix polymer processing temperatures. To manufacture aerospace quality components, sizing concepts need to be developed that improve the fiber handling for woven preforms and provide composites with maximum mechanical performance. This program will develop and demonstrate a water applied high temperature sizing material for silicon carbide fibers. The system will provide for ease of application, preform weaving efficiency and maximum composite performance.

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