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A Non-Toxic Composite Flame Retardant

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
EP-D-12-018
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
C
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sunocs, LLC
5907 Murvihill Rd. Valparaiso, IN 46383-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: A Non-Toxic Composite Flame Retardant
Agency: EPA
Contract: EP-D-12-018
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

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.

Principal Investigator:

Junqing Ma
(219) 595-2220
jma@sunocs.com

Business Contact:

Ruifang Sun
(219) 881-8818
rsun@sunocs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sunocs, LLC
5907 Murvihill Rd. Valparaiso, IN 46383-

EIN/Tax ID: 271441598
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No