Lightweight Passive Fire Protection System for Composite Structures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-04-M-0093
Agency Tracking Number: N041-085-1751
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-085
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
13233 Webre Road, Bay Saint Louis, MS, 39520
DUNS: 134136196
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Roy Carter
 Senior Research Engineer
 (228) 533-0825
Business Contact
 Jesse Hearin,
Title: Manager, Business operati
Phone: (228) 533-0825
Research Institution
Mississippi Polymer Technologies (MPT) proposes to protect composite ship structures with novel, lightweight flame resistant insulation composed foamed Parmaxr Self-Reinforced Polymers ("SRPs") compounded with carbon fibers. Parmaxr SRPs are extraordinary thermoplastic polymers that do not melt or drip at high temperatures but form a durable, insulative char layer. Parmaxr SRPs have the potential to meet and/or exceed all of the US Navy's surface ship fire safety goals. These impressive polymers do not burn, and the proposed foamed insulation is an ideal choice for limiting fire spread and minimizing fire growth. Additionally, the viability of the surrounding area will be maintained because Parmaxr SRPs are inherently non-toxic and non-fuming when exposed to heat. Application of the proposed fire protection insulation can be easily accomplished by thermoforming the foam to the desired shape then attaching it to the substrate by adhesive or mechanical means.

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