THE BIODEGRADATION OF POLYURETHANE PAINT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$55,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
6548
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technical Research Assocs Inc
410 Chipeta Wy - Ste 222, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 GAIL BOWERS-IRONS
 (801) 582-8080
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
RECENT WORK IN THE FIELD OF BIODEGRADATION INDICATES THAT EXISTING HAZARDOUS AND COSTLY PROCEDURES COULD BE REPLACED BY MICROBIAL TECHNIQUES. MICROBIAL DEGRADATION IS SAFER AND TARGET SELECTIVE AND PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH COMPLICATED GEOMETRIES, NON-LINEAR SURFACES, ARE ELIMINATED. THE AIR FORCE PAINT PRODUCT LINE, MANUFACTURED BY COMPANIES SUCH AS DEFT AND DESOTO ARE WATER-THINNED, POLYURETHANE SYSTEMS THAT DO NOT CONTAIN FUNGICIDES AND BACTERICIDES. IT IS TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES' BELIEF THAT THESE PAINTS CAN BE PENETRATED BY BACTERIA AND SAFELY REMOVED FROM THE ALUMINUM AND TITANIUM ALLOYS AS WELL AS OTHER CARBON FIBER OR COMPOSITE MATERIALS.

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