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Corrosion Protection via Novel Hydrophobic Powder Coating

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82302
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-324-0545
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Resodyn Corporation
130 North Main Street Suite 600 Butte, MT 59701-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Corrosion Protection via Novel Hydrophobic Powder Coating
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8501-07-M-0198
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Resodyn Corporation proposes a super-hydrophobic coating solution mimicking the Lotus leaf effect for corrosion protection of US Air Force support equipment exposed to highly corrosive environment while residing in the Southwest Asia. It is expected that highly hydrophobic coatings will enhance corrosion protection of the equipment by improving moisture barrier properties and preventing corrosive soils from fusing to surface of the AF support equipment. The total coating solution includes: (i) production of hydrophobic composite powder based on polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) nano-technology; (ii) Resodyn Corporation's proprietary powder coating technology; and (iii) know-how for applying dense and adherent VOC-free coatings with thicknesses anywhere between 100 microns to 5 mm. Ultra-hydrophobic coatings were produced using micro- and nano-structured surface topologies combined with low energy surface chemistry. Preliminary results indicated that the proposed coating material based on functionalized copolymer matrix alloyed with POSS molecules can exhibit super-hydrophobic properties including a water contact angle of up to 150 degrees and self cleaning characteristics.

Principal Investigator:

Milan Ivosevic
Principal Investigator
4064975242
milan.ivosevic@resodyn.com

Business Contact:

Lawrence C. Farrar
President
4064975252
lcfarrar@resodyn.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RESODYN CORP.
130 North Main Street, Suite 600 Butte, MT 59701

EIN/Tax ID: 810528815
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No