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Premixed Non-skid Media for Aviation Facility Flooring

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N47408-02-C-7301
Agency Tracking Number: N02-005-04
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
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
DUNS: 181947730
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Silvia Luebben
 Senior Chemist
 (303) 940-2317
Business Contact
 John Wright
Title: Vice President
Phone: (303) 940-2300
Research Institution

"Today's anti-slip coatings for industrial flooring consist of a multi-layer coating system with a surface-broadcasted grit element. The installation of such a coating is expensive and time-consuming, and broadcasting is the most labor-intensive part ofthe installation. Moreover, it is difficult to obtain a floor with homogeneous non-skid properties by broadcasting because of the uneven distribution of the grit. Inorganic grits such as aluminum oxide are not covalently bonded into the coating matrixand, therefore, they tend to chip off easily; the coating system wears out quickly and must be replaced or repaired every few months.To address these problems, reduce the cost and time of the installation and increase the lifetime of the applied flooring system, TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) will develop a new non-skid urethane coating with pre-mixed grit. The use of TDA's non-skid coatingwith pre-mixed grit will eliminate the need for broadcasting while reducing the floor installation time and cost. TDA's grit will be covalently cross-linked within the urethane matrix, considerably increasing the wear resistance and durability of thecoating compared to the current system. This in turn will reduce the number of required repairs and re-applications. TDA's material will have immediate application as a non-skid coating for the Navy aviation hangers. The new non-skid coatings may find numerous other applications in civil aviation and as floor

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