Innovative Carbon Foams for Structural Fire Protection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-07-M-0058
Agency Tracking Number: N062-141-0603
Amount: $69,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-141
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY, LTD.
The Millennium Centre, R. R. 1, Box 100B, Triadelphia, WV, 26059
DUNS: 101582922
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jesse Blacker
 Program Manager
 (304) 547-5800
 jmb@trl.com
Business Contact
 Brian Joseph
Title: President, COO
Phone: (304) 547-5800
Email: bej@trl.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Touchstone Research Laboratory is proposing to develop CFOAM-LW precursor carbon foam that can be used as structural fire protection on Navy ships. CFOAM-LW precursor carbon foam has the potential to significantly reduce weight and installation costs over current state-of-the-art material systems. Foams have been made with densities as low as 2lb/ft3. The Phase I effort will focus on doing experimental carbonization heat treatments of carbon foam and will then study the fire properties via non-combustibility testing and mechanical properties. At the end of Phase I, resulting optimized CFOAM-LW precursor carbon foam will be selected for qualification testing in Phase II.

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