High Temperature Matrices for Filament Wound Composites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R125
Agency Tracking Number: A032-1204
Amount: $116,068.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-138
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
6166 Egret Court, Benicia, CA, 94510
DUNS: 787223460
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Hayes
 Technical Director
 (231) 843-6648
Business Contact
 Doyle Dixon
Title: Vice President
Phone: (707) 747-6738
Email: poleramic@aol.com
Research Institution
The Army desires to have a high temperature matrix for use in filament winding composites that can be easily processed at room temperature and has a minimum glass transition temperature of 260C (500F)when cured. This objective will be accomplished by developing epoxy curing agent technology based on eutectic aromatic amine and anhydride chemistries. Eutectics are defined here as combinations of solid or solid/liquid amines or anhydrides that when properly combined become a stable liquid at room temperture and may even possess lower viscosity than either component alone. The use of specific high temperature aromatic amines and anhydrides will be combined and the eutectic nature determined. These eutectics, in combination with multifunctional epoxy resins, can achieve the required processing and high temperature performance necessary for missle and rocket composite applications. API will focus only on epoxy technology due to the knowledgebase, fiber adhesion, low cure shrinkage, easy processing, and low cost in comparison to other high temperature resins, such as: BMI,cynate esters,phthalonitriles, and imides.

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