Form 9.B Project Summary



Proposal Number:


Project Title:

A PMR Nanocomposite Resin Matrix

Technical Abstract (Limit 200 words)

Advances in fiber-reinforced high performance

composites have led to superior fiber technology

that has not been matched by improvements in the

resin matrix. The high temperature applications of

composites remain limited by the thermal stability

of the resin. The objective of this SBIR project is to

develop a new class of hybrid organic/inorganic

thermosetting PMR (in-situ polymerization of

monomeric reactants) resins for high-temperature

applications. In these materials, the inorganic

component is chemically bonded into the organic

matrix; it becomes an integral part of the resin and

participates intimately in improving the thermal

stability and toughness of the polymer composite,

essential properties of materials used in high

pressure and high/cryo temperature environments.

TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) has developed a

high-temperature resin that combines the

advantages of organic polymers, ceramics and the

engineered composites technology. In addition, the

proposed hybrid monomers provide a safe and

inexpensive substitute for the carcinogenic amines

currently in use. Potential applications for this

technology include molded components for the

aerospace industry, military and commercial

aircraft such as re-entry vehicles, missiles and

airframes. Other applications include automobile

engine components and industrial high-temperature


Potential Commercial Applications (Limit 200 words)

Potential applications for this technology include

re-entry vehicles, missiles and airframes; engine

components such as seals, bushings, insulators,

wear rings, cams, rubbing blocks, wear strips and

valve seats.

Name and Address of Principal Investigator (Name,

Organization Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip)

Dr. Georgette Siparsky

TDA Research, Inc.

12345 W. 52nd Ave.

Wheat Ridge , CO 80033

Name and Address of Offeror (Firm Name, Mail Address,


Mr. Michael E. Karpuk

TDA Research, Inc.

12345 W. 52nd Ave.

Wheat Ridge , CO 80033