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Non-Skid, Non-Flammable Coating for Navy Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 40613
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1998
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
12345 W. 52nd Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Georgette Siparsky
 (303) 940-2322
Business Contact
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Research Institution

Naval transports and ordinance are currently coated to prevent corrosion and other destructive weathering phenomena. These coatings have a limited life-span as adhesion is compromised when they degrade on exposure to light, moisture, abrasive wind and wear. Special properties necessary for naval coatings include non-skid characteristics, corrosion and fire resistance, high mechanical strength and chemical stability. Current non-skid urethane coatings have high flammability and poor life-cycle performance. TDA Research Inc. (TDA) has developed a tough, corrosion resistant hybrid organic/inorganic urethane coating that is expected to have excellent non-skid and fire retardant characteristics. The coating can be applied to a variety of substrates, including aluminum, steel, fiberglass and wood, by existing technologies. This chemically resistant nanocomposite coating is anticipated to have excellent long-term physical properties leading to reduced maintenance costs. In Phase I, we will prepare the hybrid polymer and examine the coatings applied to several substrates. Properties will be optimized by choosing the appropriate nanocomposite and formulation. Samples will be provided to the Navy for testing. In Phase II, TDA will collaborate with a major coatings producer to prepare 100lb quantities of resin and conduct market testing. Commercial applications include walkways, ship and pool decks, a $50 million dollar market.

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