Durable Composites for Harsh Marine Environments

Period of Performance: 08/01/2006 - 05/31/2007

$69K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Webcore Technologies, Inc.
8821 Washington Church Road
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

Old Dominion University
IA Div. Human Factors & Erg MGB 346X
Nolfolk, VA 23529
Institution POC

Abstract

WebCore proposes to explore the incorporation of newer, tougher resins and nano-fibers into fiber reinforced composites (FRC) in order to provide highly durable, abrasion-resistant materials. WebCore's FRC, TYCOR, is a lightweight, high performance structural material that can be tailored to exacting requirements and complex shapes. Through the use of patented preforming processes and novel infusion processes, WebCore has the unique ability to incorporate normally difficult-to-use resins into TYCOR panels to improve impact properties and damage tolerance.BENEFITS: pleasure craft rigid inflatable boats high-performance marine vessels