USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Cyanate Ester-based Pressure-sensitive Adhesive

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 08-187
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH 45440-3638
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Cyanate Ester-based Pressure-sensitive Adhesive
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-09-C-0117
Award Amount: $69,999.00


The aerospace industry needs an innovative pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) to increase the performance of new aircraft paint-replacement coatings for both rotorcraft and fixed-winged platforms. The PSA will be used to adhere existing polymeric applique film materials to the current polyurethane-based aircraft body primers. Currently, existing PSAs cannot provide mechanical performance and solvent resistance in a broad temperature range while maintaining cost-effective processability and simple removal. The cyanate ester PSA offers many benefits over existing PSA systems, such as higher thermal stability and enhanced solvent resistance. The high tensile strength and modulus prevent weakening or fracture under stress and ensure adhesive failure upon removal without leaving residue. Once developed, the one-time use applique will be repositionable upon application and removable with minimal heat or tools involved. This PSA will use roll-to-roll web processing. This state-of-the-art PSA will transform the world of coatings for aircraft, broadening application areas, facilitating processing, and yielding higher quality mass production.

Principal Investigator:

Greg Karst
Tech Lead, Adv Materials

Business Contact:

Stephen Vining
VP Government Programs
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH 45440

EIN/Tax ID: 311517769
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No