A Non-Toxic Composite Flame Retardant

Award Information
Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
EP-D-12-018
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
EP-D-12-018
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
C
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5907 Murvihill Rd., Valparaiso, IN, 46383-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
008454165
Principal Investigator:
JunqingMa
(219) 595-2220
jma@sunocs.com
Business Contact:
RuifangSun
(219) 881-8818
rsun@sunocs.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Sunocs LLC proposes to develop a non-toxic; low cost nanocomposite flame retardant (FR) that can be used in current building materials including flexible and rigid polyurethane foam, high impact polystyrene, and expandable polystyrene. The innovation of this proposal is to use a non-toxic, larger vaporization heat agent that will form a fuel dilution protective layer which will inhabit and stop the polymer combustion process. The primary focus of this Phase I project is to synthesize the composite structure and to demonstrate the flame retardant performance by achieving equivalent performance to current halogenated FRs in terms of burn test ratings. The compatibility of this flame retardant with building materials will be demonstrated by synthesizing plastic foam articles loaded with the proposed composite flame retardant.

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