Innovative Coating Removal Techniques

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-M-5606
Agency Tracking Number: F081-041-0487
Amount: $98,746.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF081-041
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
11301 Penny Road, Suite D, Cary, NC, 27518
DUNS: 196418052
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Yancey
 (919) 341-8325
Business Contact
 Jerome Cuomo
Title: Vice President
Phone: (919) 341-8325
Research Institution
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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