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Novel Conversion Coatings for Magnesium and Zinc-Nickel based on Cr(III) and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
93174
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-226-0050
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ECOSIL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
160A Donald Drive Fairfield, OH 45014-3018
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Novel Conversion Coatings for Magnesium and Zinc-Nickel based on Cr(III) and Silanes
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8117-09-C-0007
Award Amount: $98,824.00
 

Abstract:

We are proposing to develop a novel coating system for plated zinc-nickel fasteners and for cast magnesium alloys. The new system is based on the use of Cr(III) conversion coatings, but we will develop one from scratch. The system will come in three different versions, two of which contain silane in some form. Version I is the Cr(III) conversion coating with the silane added to the Cr(III) Bath. Version II is the Cr(III) conversion coating, but it has the silane as a sealer system. Version III is the silane by itself. Its corrosion protection performance is enhanced by adding a leachable inhibitor and a small amount of water-dispersed resin system. BENEFIT: The proposed systems are environmentally attractive as they do not contain hexavalent chromium. Their corrosion protection performance will be as good as or better than that of Cr(VI) conversion coating. The paint adhesion will be excellent due to the silanes in the systems. The coatings are applied at rather low temperatures and will be fully removable. In addition to zinc-nickel and magnesium, other metals can be treated as well.

Principal Investigator:

William van Ooij
Chief Executive Officer
5138582365
wvanooij@ecosiltech.com

Business Contact:

Max Sorenson
Chief Executive Officer
5138582365
msorenson@ecosiltech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ECOSIL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
160 A Donald Drive Fairfield, OH 45014

EIN/Tax ID: 043764770
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No