Thermoplastic Composite Lockers for Hazardous Material Storage on Navy Ships

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,999.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00167-11-P-0074
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-144-1209
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-144
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
The Millennium Centre, 1142 Middle Creek Road, Triadelphia, WV, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
101582922
Principal Investigator:
Jesse Blacker
Program Manager
(304) 547-5800
jmb@trl.com
Business Contact:
Elizabeth Kraftician
President&CEO
(304) 547-5800
jrj@trl.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd (Touchstone) is proposing to use a building-block approach to develop an innovative all-composite solution to solve the Calcium Hypochlorite storage locker problem that the Navy is currently facing. An all-composite storage locker will eliminate corrosion maintenance almost entirely, will reduce weight compared to metallic lockers, and can be designed to meet fire and shock requirements. Touchstone proposes utilizing thermoplastic composite materials technology, which, in addition to being lightweight, high in strength, and impact-resistant, offers excellent chemical resistance. Thermoplastic composites, such as Tegris (made by Milliken & Company), contain polypropylene fibers that reinforce a lower melt temperature polypropylene matrix. Lightweight, high shear strength core materials, such as CFOAM Carbon Foam (made by Touchstone), may also be utilized in the locker to increase stiffness, minimize weight, and increase fire, smoke and toxicity (FS & T) resistance.

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