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Novel Surface Preparation Methods for Existing Metallic Structures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-14-C-7919
Agency Tracking Number: B13B-010-0066
Amount: $99,503.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA13-T010
Solicitation Number: 2013.B
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-05-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-12-15
Small Business Information
160 A Donald Drive
Fairfield, OH -
United States
DUNS: 146404442
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Danqing Zhu
 Principle Scientist
 (513) 858-2365
Business Contact
 Max Sorenson
Title: CEO
Phone: (513) 858-2365
Research Institution
 University of Cincinnati
 Dale W Schaefer
2600 Clifton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45221-
United States

 (513) 556-5431
 Nonprofit College or University

The goal of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of novel surface preparation methods that are easier to apply on metal substrates in various field environments while still enhancing the corrosion protective performance of topcoats. This is made possible by the characteristics of a patented pretreatment technology developed at Ecosil that can be spray or immersion applied. This novel pretreatment utilizes special silanes and water-soluble inorganic compounds to form a nano-structured hybrid pretreatment coating that can greatly enhance the paint adhesion of metal substrates. In addition, the hybrid pretreatment is compatible with both water and organic solvents. In this proposed work, we will make use of this unique characteristic to mix the pretreatment solution with cleaning agents such as water and organic solvents to form 2-in-1 cleaning-pretreatment systems. This effort would significantly simplify standard multi-step surface preparation procedures, and would make the surface preparation more field-friendly. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-7979 (16 September14).

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