Innovative Approaches for Utilizing Carbon Nanotube Technology (CNT) in Anti-Corrosion Coatings
The Navy needs coatings that offer improved corrosion resistance compared to the current state of the art, and if these coatings can also offer tailorable conductivity, this would be a substantial benefit for some applications. Conductivity is essential for some components to serve their mission, while the improved corrosion resistance should enable longer service life for all components. The water borne corrosion resistant primers under the MIL-PRF- 85582 specification is a two component formulations using an epoxy-polyamide chemistry. NanoLab will work within this specification to create a carbon nanotube reinforced version. NanoLab will use its existing equipment and expertise to determine the concentration, amount of chemical functionalization and the concentration of other additives that are required to create a primer that outperforms the chromium based versions of the existing primer. We will utilize Westmoreland for salt spray testing, and have indentified a potential partner for Phase II manufacture of the primer.
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