Moldable Self-Reinforced Plastics for Lightweight Rocket Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28077
Amount: $738,573.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1997
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
140 E. Arrow Highway, San Dimas, CA, 91773
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Trimmer, Ph.d.
 (909) 394-0644
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to develop new materials and methods which will make possible low cost, injection molded missiles and rockets. The key technology is rigid-rod Poly-X (TM) resins invented at Maxdem, which have unprecedented stiffness and strength, and are thermally processable. Maxdem's Poly-X(TM) resins are three to four times stiffer than other advanced thermoplastics. Introduction of high volume production methods made possible by new structural thermoplastics will lower the cost and increase safety leading to significantly improved weapons systems. Demonstration of injection molded pressure vessels in general is expected to lead to important civilian markets, including pressurized liquid fuel tanks.

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