According to a news item:
"A sole-source supplier of a critical binder polymer
(hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene (HTPB) R45) for solid rocket motors
(SRMs) has informed the department that it may leave the SRM business
as early as the end of calendar year 2006," said DOD spokeswoman Cheryl
Irwin. While DOD officials declined to name the supplier,
InsideDefense.com has learned that it is Exton, PA-based Sartomer, a
subsidiary of French oil and gas company Total S.A.
Bummer for Aerotech, et.al.
16 years ago