Non-Chromated Flexible Aircraft Primer Containing Zero Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
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TEXAS RESEARCH INSTITUTE AUSTIN, INC.
9063 Bee Caves Road, Austin, TX, 78733
AbstractA 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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