Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the U.S. Army to develop a novel, safe and cost-effective processes for the commercial manufacture of a highly valuable ETPE (BAMO-AMMO) that is suitable for formulating advanced, high-performance materials.
The Army is in need of materials with high energy density to achieve the goal of extending the range of current and future precision fire munitions. One of the methods to increase overall performance of a propulsion system is the use of high energy thermoplastic elastomers (ETPEs). The current manufacturing processes prevent the ETPE from being affordable or manufactured with high throughput due to excessive reaction times and extensive workup and isolation. PSI’s novel process will use emergent technologies that will enable rapid, scalable and low-cost production.
The successful energetic polymeric material technology can be applied to various military applications that include propellants for large, medium caliber and small arms ammunitions. In addition, the technology will be further evaluated for commercial applications that include explosive and pyrotechnic compositions.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Peter Warren
Executive Vice President, Materials Division
Physical Sciences Inc.
Telephone: (978) 689-0003