No-Bake Powder Coating for Shipbuilding Applications
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AbstractThe U.S. Navy desires a ship painting procedure that produces powder coating quality without the requirement of putting the whole ship in an oven Resodyn Corporation proposes an innovative no-bake powder coating process that uses thermal spray techniques to melt and cure polymer powders onto large structures without the need of a curing oven. Related development work and preliminary design indicate a high potential for success. Resodyn Corporation's proposed design depends on precise heat management at various stages of the process resulting in independently controlled heating of the polymer and the substrate. This prevents polymer degradation and overheating of the substrate. The Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of the process by applying common aeronautical coatings on aluminum substrates.BENEFITS: By increasing the use of a solventless powder coating practices, such as the one proposed by Resodyn Corporation, the U.S. Navy can make a significant contribution to the modernization goals of the second and third-tiered U.S. shipbuilding shipyards. There are also substantial economic benefits relating to decreased manpower needs when comparing the powder coating process to wet painting. These benefits are applicable across all services in the military where vehicle painting now occurs, including planes, trucks, tanks and water craft. Resodyn Corporation is ideally suited to develop a viable business around the expected military and commercial market pull for this technology. Resodyn Corporation's agile business model, research capabilities, and light manufacturing potential enable us to deliver product to the market.
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