Non-Chromated Flexible Aircraft Primer Containing Zero Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00421-04-P-0126
Agency Tracking Number: N032-0464
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
TEXAS RESEARCH INSTITUTE AUSTIN, INC.
9063 Bee Caves Road, Austin, TX, 78733
DUNS: 625120902
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Thornton
 Co-Principal Investigator
 (512) 263-2101
 jbulluck@tri-austin.com
Business Contact
 Monte Fellingham
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (512) 263-2101
Email: mfellingham@tri-austin.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A 100% solids, corrosion-inhibiting, flexible, and sprayable primer that is free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is proposed that will replace the current chromated primers currently in use by the Navy. This unique system differs from others on themarket in that it does not require the addition of corrosion inhibitors to perform its task. The resin system itself is inherently corrosion-inhibiting, and onsite corrosion studies at Texas Research Institute Austin have shown excellent results in usingthese primers on steel and aluminum in a salt-fog chamber. The manufacturer of the base component has logged over 2000 hours of corrosion-free exposure on aluminum panels in a salt fog chamber. This new primer will be tested against federal specificationTT-P-2760A to ensure that it meets the performance requirements of the Navy. TRI/Austin will be teaming with the manufacturer of the primer's base component as well as a respected marine coating manufacturer for marketplace transition. A newcorrosion-inhibiting primer will have utility outside of naval applications in commercial marine and automobile applications.

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