NOVAL POLYMERS FOR COMBATANT EYE PROTECTION APPLICATION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6204
Amount: $49,718.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Om Tech Inc
Po Box 100 - 837 6th Ave, Brackenridge, PA, 15014
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 VERNON G AMMONS
 (412) 224-5600
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSED PROJECT IS TO DEVISE THE BEST POSSIBLE URETHANE-CARBONATE COPOLYMER PLASTIC SUBSTANCE RELATIVE TO PRODUCING HIGH PERFORMING GOGGLES AND CORRECTIVE LENSES. IT IS KNOWN FROM PAST RESEARCH THAT TRANSPARENT HIGH PERFORMING PLASTIC SUBSTANCES CAN BE SYNTHEZIED USING A SELECTED MONOMERIC DIOL, CERTAIN ALIPHATIC POLYCARBONATE DIOLS, AND A PARTICULAR ALIPHATIC DISSOCYANATE. FROM PAST WORK, IT IS KNOWN THAT THE ABOVE DESCRIBED URETHANECARBONATE COPOLYMERS HAVE VERY HIGH IMPACT RESISTANCE WHICH IS IMPORTANT FOR THE PRODUCTION FOR GOGGLES FOR EYE PROTECTION. ALSO, THESE PLASTIC SUBSTANCES HAVE MUCH BETTER ABRASION RESISTANCE THAN THE "POLYCARBONATE" PRESENTLY USED IN LENSES. PAST TESTING HAS ALSO SHOWN THAT THE ABOVE URETHANE-CARBONATE COPOLYMER SYSTEMS HAVE OUTSTANDING DURABILITY. IN FACT THE SYSTEMS SHOW THE UNIQUE PROPERTY OF SIMULTANEOUSLY HAVING HIGH HYDROLITIC STABILITY AND HIGH OXIDATIVE RESISTANCE. BY THE PRESENT PROPOSED PROJECT, A SERIES OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED URETHAN-CARBONATE COPOLYMERS WOULD BE SYNTHESIZED AND SCREEN TESTED.

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