POSS TCP Resin System for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite Shipboard Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0330
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-014-0127
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T014
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
Hybrid Plastics
55 W. L. Runnels Industrial Dr., Hattiesburg, MS, -
DUNS: 147162866
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Lichtenhan
 (601) 544-3466
Business Contact
 Carl Hagstrom
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (601) 544-3466
Email: Chagstrom@hybridplastics.com
Research Institution
 University of Southern Mississippi
 Jeffrey S Wiggins
 Polymer Science Bldg, Room 212
118 College Drive #10076
Hattiesburg, MS, 39406-0001
 (601) 266-4869
 Nonprofit college or university
The proposed effort will utilize lithiated POSS in synergistic combination with commercial phosphates to achieve comparable processing characteristics and superior flame retardancy, smoke and toxicity to that of Derakane 510A. The POSS-phosphate synergist package will be formulated into a Hydrex nonhalogenated vinylester resin and superior mechanical properties (interlaminar shear strength and carbon fiber adhesion) will be demonstrated. An analysis of material and manufacturing cost is presented and will be validated during the effort.

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