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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00421-04-P-0126
Award Id:
65118
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0464
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9063 Bee Caves Road, Austin, TX, 78733
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
625120902
Principal Investigator:
JohnThornton
Co-Principal Investigator
(512) 263-2101
jbulluck@tri-austin.com
Business Contact:
MonteFellingham
Contracts Administrator
(512) 263-2101
mfellingham@tri-austin.com
Research Institute:
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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