SEALING MATERIALS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$48,461.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4220
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.p.l. (composite Systems Div)
501 Plainsboro Rd, Plainsboro, NJ, 08536
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR DONALD E HUDGIN
(609) 799-2060
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY IS NEEDED TO BROADEN THE TEMPERATURE RANGE OF ENGINEERING PLASTICS FOR CHEMICAL, THERMAL AND FLUID AGING STABILITY OF SEALING MATERIALS OF THE O DEG C. TO 400 DEG C. TEMPERATURE RANGE. CONVENTIONAL MATERIALS USED FOR THIS PURPOSE SUFFER FROM ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING LIMITATIONS: THEY DO NOT HAVE ADEQUATE THERMAL STABILITY; THEY ARE NOT EASILY PROCESSABLE AND LACK THE REQUIRED BONDING CHARACTERISTICS. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM HAS AS IT OBJECTIVE PROOF OF FEASIBILITY OF A NOVEL TECHNIQUE FOR PREPARING HIGH TEMPERATURE PLASTICS BLENDED WITH METALS. THE METAL-PLASTIC COMBINATION ALLOWS HEAT TO DISSIPATE MORE READILY AND FACILITATES EASY AND IMPROVED PROCESSABILITY FOR SEALING PURPOSES. IN THE METAL-PLASTIC BLENDING PROCESS, THERE ARE PRODUCED NEWLY EXPOSED VIRGIN METAL SURFACES WHICH BOND INTIMATELY TO THE MOLTEN PLASTICS, RESULTING IN A HIGHLY REINFORCED STRUCTURE. SUCH A STRUCTURE, BASED ON HIGH TEMPERATURE LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMERS, IS A CANDIDATE FOR USE IN ADVANCED GAS TURBINES, ENGINES FUEL CONTROLS AND HYDRAULIC SEALING SYSTEMS.

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