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Environmentally Friendly Corrosion Resistant Cerablak Coatings

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
59130
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
022-0987
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED THIN FILMS, INC.
8261 Elmwood Dr Skokie, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Environmentally Friendly Corrosion Resistant Cerablak Coatings
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-03-C-0024
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

"A low-cost chemical solution derived material is being proposed as an environmentally-friendly corrosion resistant coating material to combat the corrosion problems faced by the MDA. The coating material is a newly discovered inorganic oxide, calledCerablak, which is amorphous, or glassy, in nature and can be deposited as a hermetic, dense, and pin-hole free film by a simple dip coating, painting or spraying process. The chemical precursor solution used to develop the coating material providesexcellent wetting characteristics and yields a dense inorganic film after a brief curing step. It is a lightweight material that is thermally stable and chemically inert and has shown excellent resistance to corrosion on aluminum upon exposure to salt fogtests. The coating process is versatile and simple in design and operation and can be applied in the field very easily. Phase I work will involve development of Cerablak coatings of varying thickness and composition on aluminum and ferrous alloys, andother substrates. Extended corrosion testing will be done using a salt fog chamber on selected coupons. This low-cost environmentally-friendly coating technology can be implemented to combat corrosion for both military and commercial use and willprovide significant cost and environmental benefits."

Principal Investigator:

Kimberly Steiner
Research Scientist
8474318026
ksteiner@atfinet.com

Business Contact:

John Rechner
Business Manager
8474675235
jrechner@atfinet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Thin Films, Inc.
1801 Maple Avenue, Suite 5316 Evanston, IL 60201

EIN/Tax ID: 364202347
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No