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Rapid Heat Hot Patch System for Asphalt or Concrete Pavement Repair

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-20-P-1002
Agency Tracking Number: FX20A-TCSO1-0056
Amount: $499,359.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF20A-TCSO1
Solicitation Number: X20.A
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-09-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-12-28
Small Business Information
3130 Devonshire Dr
Delaware, OH 43015-8417
United States
DUNS: 106644314
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Steve Flaherty
 (740) 972-1391
Business Contact
 Steve Flaherty
Phone: (740) 972-1391
Research Institution
 Delaware Entrepreneurial Center at Ohio Wesleyan University
 Megan Ellis
70 S Sandusky St
Delaware, OH 43015-4301
United States

 (614) 403-2763
 Nonprofit College or University

necoTech is working on a better solution for repairing infrastructure pavement with better execution, performance, and turn-around time. necoTech's Hot Patch On Demand (HOTPOD), is a system comprised of a portable heating unit used to rapidly heat Hot Mix Asphalt material. Unlike any product on the market today, this quick-ready material is used as a patch repair for asphalt and concrete pavements in all ambient temperatures. HOTPOD provides strong, durable and fast repairs and lowers operating costs for maintenance of critical pavement infrastructure including all airport tarmac surfaces, runways, access roads, and parking lots. Additionally, the proprietary pre-mixed hot patch compound has a nearly unlimited shelf life, that can be quickly deployed, conveniently stored in a small amount of space, and successfully applied in nearly any environmental condition and location. Researched, developed, and field-tested with the Army Corp's ERDC, necoTech’s versatile asphalt formula consists of a binder, aggregate particles, and uniquely structured  particles. By adding proprietary materials to conventional hot mix material, our proprietary heating system can be used to rapidly heat a specified quantity of asphalt in an on-demand scenario. In the HOTPOD system, the asphalt mix composition is rapidly heated within a container (3-5 gallons) to 300° within five minutes. The asphalt mix can then be poured into the damaged pavement and compacted just like any other asphalt repair product. The result is a patch that lasts over 10X’s longer than a conventional cold-mix asphalt (CMA) patch product without introducing any added risk for pavement repair. While performing better then CMA, HOTPOD also is equivalent to conventional hot-mix asphalt (HMA) without the downsides of needing large trucking equipment, time-sensitive application windows, or access to a batch facility. Additionally, the HOTPOD system utilizes pre-packaged containers that have nearly an unlimited shelf life (unlike CMA’s two-year shelf stability), that can be stored or shipped to any location. Further, the HOTPOD system can be used in all ambient temperatures, unlike HMA, increasing both the geographic availability and ability to use year-round. Thus, the HOTPOD system delivers the performance of HMA with the convenience of CMA. It has the positives of each current market solution without the downsides that both HMA and CMA have. It truly is a disruptive technology to the asphalt repair market.

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