Innovative Coating Removal Techniques

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$98,746.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-08-M-5606
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-041-0487
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF081-041
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
ATMOSPHERIC PLASMA SOLUTIONS
11301 Penny Road, Suite D, Cary, NC, 27518
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
196418052
Principal Investigator:
Peter Yancey
President
(919) 341-8325
pyancey@aplasmasolution.com
Business Contact:
Jerome Cuomo
Vice President
(919) 341-8325
jcuomo@aplasmasolution.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The US armed forces need an environmentally friendly, quick, effective, and non-destructive method to remove paint from plastic and carbon fiber composite surfaces. An earth friendly paint removal process for painted metal is also desired by many commercial sectors such as aviation, marine, and automotive applications. Current processes for the removal of paint from composite materials are slow, expensive, and/or damaging to the environment. AP Solutions proposes the use of a highly ionized non-thermal atmospheric plasma process to quickly and efficiently remove coatings from a wide variety of composite and temperature sensitive substrates. AP Solutions Plasma Flux technology is inherently scalable to meet both field applications as well as large scale depot operations.

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