LASER PAINT REMOVAL SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4073
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
912 N Main, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J Peter Niedzielski
 (313) 665-5580
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OFFEROR, LASER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., HAS A TECHNIQUE AND A WORKING CO(2) LASER BREADBOARD CAPABLE OF REMOVING PAINT FROM SURFACES. IT VAPORIZES POLYURETHANE PAINT FROM SUBSURFACES. THE VAPORIZATION PRODUCTS MUST BE STUDIED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COMPATIBILITY AND WORKPLACE HAZARDS. EFFECTS ON COMPOSITE SUBSTRATE MATERIALS MUST ALSO BE STUDIED. IT IS PROPOSED THAT PHASE I SUPPORT QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF VAPORIZATIVE PRODUCTS AND EFFECTS ON COMPOSITE MATERIALS. PHASE II WILL SUPPORT QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF VAPORIZATION PRODUCTS, DETAILED ANALYSES OF EFFECTS ON COMPOSITE MATERIALS, AND DESIGN OF A FILTRATION SYSTEM TO REMOVE POTENTIALLY TOXIC BY-PRODUCTS OF VAPORIZED PAINT. THIS SYSTEM HAS ENORMOUS COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL. IT CAN BE USED TO REMOVE PAINT FROM AIRCRAFT, BRIDGES, SHIPS, AND ANY OTHER SURFACE WITH NO ENVIRONMENTAL OR WORKPLACE HAZARDS.

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