Reduced Flammability Vinyl Ester Resin Containing no halogen for use in Large Composite Ship Surface Structures via Nanocomposite Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$200,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-02-C-0531
Agency Tracking Number:
N013-0099
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Hybrid Plastics
18237 Mt. Baldy Circle, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
032098324
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Lichtenhan
President
(714) 962-0303
lichtenhan@hybridplastics.com
Business Contact:
Carl Hagstrom
Chief Operating Officer
(714) 962-0303
chagstrom@hybridplastics.com
Research Institution:
MICHIGAN STATE UNIV.
Andre Lee
A328, Dept. of Materials Science
East Lansing, MI, 48824
(517) 355-5112
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Inorganic/organic nanoreinforcements based upon Nanostructured POSS Chemicals offer alternate mechanisms for fire retarding conventional polymer matrix composites. The objective of the first 12 months effort is to optimize the composite flammability,mechanical properties resulting from the VARTM method. The first year effort will conclude with a series of panels being delivered and tested for cone calorimetry, flash over testing, flame spread, smoke generation, and toxicity testing in addition tomechanical and thermomechanical property characterization. The second year (option I) will focuss on scale-up of the successful formulations and the composites will be subjected to a full room corner fire test. The third year (option II) will focus onthe manufacture of prototype components. High temperature and fire retardant polymeric resins for structural composites and coatings

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