LASER PAINT REMOVAL SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$75,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4073
Agency Tracking Number:
4073
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
912 N Main, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
J Peter Niedzielski
(313) 665-5580
Business Contact:
() -
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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