Copper-Free Antifouling Coatings

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: 68-D-03-016
Agency Tracking Number: 68-D-03-016
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
E Paint Company
25 Research Road, East Falmouth, MA, 02536
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 M. Alex Walsh
 (508) 540-4412
 epaint@epaint.net
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Copper compounds have been used for centuries in marine antifoulants to inhibit biofouling. This anthropogenic copper is a potential problem in confined basins and in regions that experience limited mixing. In this research project, E Paint Company will explore the feasibility of developing novel self-polishing coatings that exploit natural methods of biofouling control to produce effective and environmentally safe protection of man-made structures

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