“Starfire is committed to driving Polymer Derived Ceramic (PDC) technology and maintaining its place as a leader in the world of advanced ceramics,” stated David Devor, Starfire’s CEO
GLENVILLE, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 23, 2020
Starfire Systems is pleased to announce the release of a new poly-carbosilane polymer system. SMP-750 is a valued addition to the family of SiC forming pre-ceramic polymers. This new system will build on the proprietary chemical process Starfire Systems uses to create its flagship product SMP-10 and will offer customers additional processing options for their high temperature requirements.
SMP-750 is a hot-meltable poly-carbosilane precursor that transforms into thermally stable silicon carbide (SiC). SMP-750 is very viscous at room temperature but flows at moderate temperatures (>100°C) and cures at or above 200°C to form a thermoset solid. Cured SMP-750 can be fired in an inert environment to form an amorphous SiC at temperatures up to 1200°C. Conversion to a crystalline and nearly Stoichiometric SiC can take place at temperatures above 1450°C.
A film can be produced from SMP-750 and can be used to produce fabric impregnated cloth (pre-preg) for composite fabrication. Additional fillers are not recommended to be added to SMP-750.
“Starfire is committed to driving Polymer Derived Ceramic (PDC) technology and maintaining its place as a leader in the world of advanced ceramics,” stated David Devor, Starfire’s CEO. “SMP-750 is one of several new complementary products scheduled for release in 2020 specifically designed to improved manufacturability of parts and their performance”.
About Starfire Systems:
Starfire Systems, Inc. (SSI) is a specialty material company focused on Polymer Derived Ceramics (PDC) and its Polymer-to-Ceramic TM technology. SSI’s core business is synthesis of silicon-based pre-ceramic polymers and SOL-GEL derived oxide forming materials which are used in polymer matrix composites, oxide and SIC based ceramic matrix composite (CMC) fabrication. SSI’s high temperature materials are useful in a variety of applications where durable, lightweight and high temperature complex shaped CMC’s are required. In addition, SSI has developed a broad range of specialty silane compounds which are used as CVD precursors in semiconductor dielectric coatings, matrix densification and high purity intermediates for synthesizing pharmaceuticals.
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