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
Contract: N00014-02-C-0531
Agency Tracking Number: N013-0099
Amount: $200,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
18237 Mt. Baldy Circle, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708
DUNS: 032098324
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Lichtenhan
 President
 (714) 962-0303
 lichtenhan@hybridplastics.com
Business Contact
 Carl Hagstrom
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (714) 962-0303
Email: 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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