High Temperature Bagging and Sealant Materials for Composite Manufacture

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$89,619.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
36699
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Utility Development Corp.
112 Naylon Avenue, Livingston, NJ, 07039
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Harry S. Katz
(201) 994-4334
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The main objective of this Phase I program will be to develop bagging and/or sealant formulations for use with high temperature (>650F) curing of aerospace quality advanced composite structures. Our main approach will be to formulate a high temperature processable resing system by investigating improvements of silicone rubber, fluoropolymers, polyimides and combining the chemistries of high temperature silicones with polyimides or fluoro or polyethers or polysulfones polymers. UDC will demonstrate the feasibility of ancillary processing materials such as bagging materials and\or sealants which can withstand extended processing cycles at temperatures greater than 650F and 200 psi. The concept will be demostrated by the fabrication of a composite laminate utilizing a high temperature organic matrix resin system such as AFR-700 or a thermoplastic resin which processes at temperatures greater than 600F. At the end of Phase I, we will provide a detailed Phase II plan, schedule and cost estimate.

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