Cyanate Ester-based Pressure-sensitive Adhesive

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-09-C-0117
Agency Tracking Number: N082-187-0309
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-187
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
2750 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton, OH, 45440
DUNS: 130020209
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Greg Karst
 Tech Lead, Adv Materials
 (937) 320-1877
Business Contact
 Stephen Vining
Title: VP Government Programs
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Research Institution
The aerospace industry needs an innovative pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) to increase the performance of new aircraft paint-replacement coatings for both rotorcraft and fixed-winged platforms. The PSA will be used to adhere existing polymeric appliqué film materials to the current polyurethane-based aircraft body primers. Currently, existing PSAs cannot provide mechanical performance and solvent resistance in a broad temperature range while maintaining cost-effective processability and simple removal. The cyanate ester PSA offers many benefits over existing PSA systems, such as higher thermal stability and enhanced solvent resistance. The high tensile strength and modulus prevent weakening or fracture under stress and ensure adhesive failure upon removal without leaving residue. Once developed, the one-time use appliqué will be repositionable upon application and removable with minimal heat or tools involved. This PSA will use roll-to-roll web processing. This state-of-the-art PSA will transform the world of coatings for aircraft, broadening application areas, facilitating processing, and yielding higher quality mass production.

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