DEVELOPMENT OF A REACTION INJECTION MOLDED (RIM) PALLET ADAPTER FOR THE NEW 155 MM PLASTIC PROP CHARGE CASE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6277
Amount: $48,477.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Polyform Corp
Po Box 447 - 69 Milk St, Westboro, MA, 01581
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 PAUL A DIPIERRO
 (617) 366-4161
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW METHODS OF PACKAGING HAS BEEN A PRIMARY CONCERN TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. THIS IS EVIDENT IN THE INNOVATIVE METHODS AND MATERIAL CHOICES THAT HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE AMMUNITION LOGISTICS PLANNERS. A MEANS OF ADAPTING PALLETS TO VARIOUS AMMUNITION CONTAINERS IS OF PRIME IMPORTANCE. RATHER THAN CONSIDERING THE HIGH COST OF A SPECIAL PALLET FOR EACH CONTAINER STYLE, AN ADAPTER, PRODUCED FROM HIGH STRENGTH POLYURETHANE RIM MOLDED MATERIAL WOULD ENABLE A FEW PALLET SIZES TO BE INTERCHANGABLE FOR A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT CONTAINER CONFIGURATIONS. A PALLET ADAPTER WOULD ALSO FACILITATE THE STACKING AND LOADING INTEGRITY. THE USE OF DURABLE, HIGH COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH, NON-SPARKING, MBC RESISTANT POLYURETHANE IS A VALID APPROACH TO THIS PROBLEM. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM IS DIRECTED TOWARD THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROOF OF PRINCIPLE OF JUST SUCH A PALLET ADAPTER.

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