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THE BIODEGRADATION OF POLYURETHANE PAINT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
6548
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6548
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
P.O. Box 15278 Honolulu, HI 96830
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: THE BIODEGRADATION OF POLYURETHANE PAINT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $55,000.00
 

Abstract:

RECENT WORK IN THE FIELD OF BIODEGRADATION INDICATES THAT EXISTING HAZARDOUS AND COSTLY PROCEDURES COULD BE REPLACED BY MICROBIAL TECHNIQUES. MICROBIAL DEGRADATION IS SAFER AND TARGET SELECTIVE AND PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH COMPLICATED GEOMETRIES, NON-LINEAR SURFACES, ARE ELIMINATED. THE AIR FORCE PAINT PRODUCT LINE, MANUFACTURED BY COMPANIES SUCH AS DEFT AND DESOTO ARE WATER-THINNED, POLYURETHANE SYSTEMS THAT DO NOT CONTAIN FUNGICIDES AND BACTERICIDES. IT IS TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES' BELIEF THAT THESE PAINTS CAN BE PENETRATED BY BACTERIA AND SAFELY REMOVED FROM THE ALUMINUM AND TITANIUM ALLOYS AS WELL AS OTHER CARBON FIBER OR COMPOSITE MATERIALS.

Principal Investigator:

Gail bowers-irons
8015828080

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Research Assocs Inc
410 Chipeta Wy - Ste 222 Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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