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Definitive Contract - 68HERC20C0036

OVERVIEW

Original Description
SBIR PHASE I AWARD
Place of Performance
Westlake Village, CA USA
Pricing
Fixed Price
Set Aside
Small Business Set Aside - Total (SBA)
Extent Competed
Full And Open Competition After Exclusion Of Sources

SBIR DETAILS

Research Type
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I
Title
Melt Recyclable Polymer Concrete Using Recovered Concrete Aggregate and Unique Thermosetting Thermoplastic Polycarbonate
Abstract
This project will develop a new type of polymer concrete using recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) and a proprietarysustainable and biodegradable thermosetting thermoplastic polycarbonate that has the performance properties ofcurrent polymer concrete, but can be melt processed and recycled like asphalt. Consequently it will be morepractical than current polymer concrete in large scale applications like roadways and structures. In so doing it willaccomplish two goals, it will become a large user of RCA, but will also make high performing polymer concrete even more environmentally friendly than cement concrete. It's performance and easy moldability will also helpdesigners continue their introduction of concrete in household applications like countertops, tables and tiles thatcurrently use marble, granite, steel, etc. but in an environmentally friendly way.Concrete is the single most widely used manufactured material in the world, with over 10 billion tons beingproduced each year. Currently 60% of interstate roads in the U.S. are paved with concrete, in lieu of asphalt. Finding use for RCA is essential, not only to minimize spent concrete's volume in landfills, but also to minimize the amountof mining for aggregate. But during the last 30 years, polymer concrete, in which polymer binds aggregate rather than cement, is becoming more popular and is replacing cement concrete in many pplications. Though its growth isstrong, it's being hindered by the fact that all polymer concrete systems are two component systems with a very short work life. Unfortunately polymer concrete is also an environmental burden. The polymers used are generallyepoxy, polyesters and styrene that are toxic and have unsustainable roots.The project will develop and utilize a new version of a thermosetting thermoplastic invented by Instrumental Polymer Technologies, LLC, (IPTECH) that is a rigid, crosslinked plastic under ambient conditions, however, has a chemical functionality built in so that upon heating to a certain temperature the resin fragments and becomes a liquid. Upon cooling the plastic once again crosslinks. Consequently the plastic processes like a thermoplastic, but performs like a thermoset plastic. This project will meet the worlds needs for higher performing concrete, but with a system that is recyclable, sustainable and capable of absorbing the worlds supply of spent cement concrete. IPTECH will produce and sell their polymer technology and RCA to manufacturers of polymer concrete using IPTECH's current distribution network.
Topic Code
19-NCER-5A
Solicitation Number
68HERC19R0052
Contact
Randy Cameron
(314) 566-7802
IPTECH@VERIZON.NET

STATUS
(Closed)

Period of Performance

3/1/20

Start Date

8/31/20

Current End Date

8/31/20

Potential End Date
100% Complete

Obligations

$100.0K

Total Obligated

$100.0K

Current Award

$100.0K

Potential Award
100% Funded

AWARD RELATIONSHIPS

Definitive Contract

68HERC20C0036

Subcontracts

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Definitive Contract

68HERC20C0036

Subs

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ACTIVITY TIMELINE

SUBCONTRACT AWARDS

Opportunity Lifecycle

HISTORY

COMPETITION
Solicitation Procedures
Negotiated Proposal/Quote
Number of Offers Received
78
Other Than Full and Open Competition
None
Evaluated Preference
None
Commercial Item Acquisition
Commercial Item Procedures Not Used
Simplified Procedures for Commercial Items
No

OTHER CATEGORIZATIONS

Subcontracting Plan
Plan Not Required
National Interest Action
None
IT Commercial Item Category
None
AGENCY DETAIL
Created By
plagge.david@epamail.epa.gov
Last Modified By
plagge.david@epamail.epa.gov
Approved By
plagge.david@epamail.epa.gov
Awarding Office
68HERC CINCINNATI ACQUISITION DIV (CAD)
Funding Office
68N000 OFC RESEARCH DEV (ORD) (FUNDING)

LEGISLATIVE MANDATES

Clinger-Cohen Act Compliant
No
Construction Wage Rate Requirements
Not Applicable
Labor Standards
Not Applicable
Materials, Supplies, Articles & Equipment
Not Applicable
Last Modified: 6/28/21


PIID: 68HERC-20-C-0036