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Waterproofing Cargo Airdrop Equipment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-18-C-0231
Agency Tracking Number: A2-7136
Amount: $999,253.91
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A16-114
Solicitation Number: 16.3
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-09-30
Small Business Information
130 North Main Street Suite 600
Butte, MT 59701
United States
DUNS: 836287680
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Eduard Stefanescu
 Polymer Scientist
 (406) 497-5227
Business Contact
 Lawrence C. Farrar
Phone: (406) 497-5252
Research Institution

The U.S. Army is interested in the development of innovative coating technologies to allow current U.S. Army airdrop related hardware and equipment to survive fresh and salt water operations with increased reliability and without damage and significant maintenance impact. Resodyn Corporation proposes for development a durable, moisture-impermeable, thermoplastic coating material to address the U.S. Army’s need under consideration. The coating will be in essence functionalized polyethylene (FPE) powder coating material capable to strongly adhere to steel, aluminum and textile (nylon) surfaces without causing any degradation to any of the abovementioned substrates. The proposed coating material will be suitable for both retrofitting existent airdrop hardware at the U.S. Army depot-level and coating brand new hardware at the OEM level. Phase I feasibility was demonstrated by successfully formulating and testing several FPE-based material candidates, both in the presence and in the absence of a primer, and then selecting the best performing and most promising material candidate for Phase II developments.

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