NanoBiocides for Wood-Based Construction Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2007-00324
Amount: $349,902.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
100 TECHNOLOGY DR STE 400, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
DUNS: 611743290
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sang-Beom Lee
 Chief Researcher
 (412) 770-2605
Business Contact
 Lacramioara Schulte aufm Erley
Title: Chief Scientist
Phone: (412) 770-2605
Research Institution
The U.S. forest products industry had sales of $262B in 1997, of which two thirds was used for building construction. The use of wood for home construction is an effective, efficient, environmentally friendly, renewable construction material. A key issue in using wood materials in construction is their susceptibility to mold, fungi, and termite infestation resulting in over $10B combined damage per year as well as heightened health concerns. Phase II work will position and bring the development of NanoCide type materials to the point of being able to scale up to economically feasible ton-sized quantities and to be able to provide on a commercial scale a very effective biocide product that could greatly benefit a wide cross section of U.S. wood product and building material manufacturers.

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