Novel, Durable, Rapid-Cure, Advanced Nonskid Deck Covering Material

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-04-M-0072
Agency Tracking Number: N041-074-0704
Amount: $67,764.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-074
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
1910 West St. Andrews Road, Midland, MI, 48640
DUNS: 933678369
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Carver
 Research Associate
 (989) 832-5555
Business Contact
 Robert Nowak
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (989) 832-5555
Research Institution
Nonskid coatings onboard naval ships are essential. The coatings need to be resistant to oil, chemicals, fire and moisture, while still being durable and aesthetically pleasing. Most nonskid deck coverings to date are based on multilayered systems of epoxy resins, polyurethanes or acrylics. These often require at least two components and thorough mixing before application. The drying times of the multiple layers drive up costs, not just in materials but also the time involved. A new binding polymer system is proposed here that should allow for a single layer, single component application onto steel decking that should successfully meet all the present requirements of naval deck coverings. It should be thinner, lighter, cost less, cure faster yet be more durable in the rigors of a naval environment.

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