Lightweight Structural Composites w/ Self-Reinforced Matrix Resins

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28428
Amount: $59,778.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
140 E. Arrow Hwy, San Dimas, CA, 91773
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark S. Trimmer, Ph.d.
 (909) 394-0644
Business Contact
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Research Institution
Maxdem has developed novel self-reinforced thermoplastic polyphenylenes, designated Poly-X(TM) resins, which possess unique properties, especially high strength and modulus, and, yet, are projected to be competitively priced with other high performance polymers. This Phase I will fabricate new composite test coupons from the most promising candidate Poly-X(TM) matrix resin and fiber combination. Concurrently, R&D aimed at developing improved "next generation" composites will proceed. A successful effort will demonstrate progress toward achieving the target lightweight-enabling properties. Phase II efforts will focus on solving any remaining barriers (probably fiber-matrix interfacial adhesion) to ultrahigh compression and begin to optimize various parameters (e.g., processability) critical for utilization of the resulting ultra-lightweight composites. New high modulus matrix resins which will enable ultra-lightweight structural composites. Applications include high performance tactical military aircraft, high payload military and commercial transports, and lightweight composites for a variety of aerospace marine, transportation, industrial, and recreational structures.

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