New Flexible FR Polyurethane Foams for Energy Absorption Applications

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CG27P
Agency Tracking Number: 110158
Amount: $124,490.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: T7.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2283 Hamlet Drive, Melbourne, FL, 32934-7609
DUNS: 110494650
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Feng Yang
 Principal Investigator
 (321) 674-7290
Business Contact
 Gordon Nelson
Title: Business Official
Phone: (321) 255-1163
Research Institution
 Florida Institute of Technology
 John Politano Jr
 150 W. University Blvd
Melbourne, FL, 32901-6975
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 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Development of new polyurethane (PU) insulation foams through a non-toxic environmentally friendly composite approach. Target FR foams will exhibit high heat flow resistance as well as lower density than conventional PU. Foams involve synergism between novel phosphonate FRs and smoke suppression agents coupled with use of aerogel. Preliminary data show peak heat release rates reduced by 50% versus PU, smoke equal to PU and ignition times delayed from 25 to 143 seconds.

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