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Environmentally Friendly Cold Plasma Coating Removal Techniques

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86888
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-041-0487
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ATMOSPHERIC PLASMA SOLUTIONS
11301 Penny Road Suite D Cary, NC 27518 2433
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Environmentally Friendly Cold Plasma Coating Removal Techniques
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-09-C-5607
Award Amount: $749,866.00
 

Abstract:

The DOD requires an environmentally friendly, rapid, and non-destructive method to selectively remove coatings from composite substrates. Atmospheric Plasma Solutions Inc. (APS) has developed a cold atmospheric plasma process to accomplish this goal. Current processes for the removal of coatings from composite materials are slow, expensive, and potentially damaging to the environment. APS has demonstrated in our Phase I SBIR project the feasibility of using a highly ionized non-thermal cold atmospheric plasma process to quickly and efficiently remove coatings from a wide variety of composite and temperature sensitive substrates. The APS technology is inherently scalable to meet NDI applications, field repair applications as well as large scale depot operations. BENEFITS: This Phase II project will further develop of a truly portable, selective coating removal technology for temperature sensitive composite materials based on a cold atmospheric plasma process. Commercial applications include the depainting of both military and civilian aircraft, spacecraft, ships, and land based platforms. This technology may also be applied to the industrial coating removal markets for structures such as bridges and buildings. Further process refinements will make this technology available to the automotive repaint market and eventually to consumer coating removal products.

Principal Investigator:

Peter J. Yancey
President
9193418325
pyancey@aplasmasolution.com

Business Contact:

Jerome J. Cuomo
Vice President
9193418325
jcuomo@aplasmasolution.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ATMOSPHERIC PLASMA SOLUTIONS
11301 Penny Road Suite D Cary, NC 27518

EIN/Tax ID: 202375587
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No