Breathable Release Coatings for Ceramic Tooling

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$738,780.00
Award Year:
1998
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
36600
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
UTILITY DEVELOPMENT CORP.
112 Naylon Avenue, Livingston, NJ, 07039
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Harry S. Katz
(973) 994-4334
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The main objective of this Phase I program will be to develop a release coating for use with ceramic tooling that will be capable of withstanding cure temperatures in excess of 700F and will have high solvent vapor permeability. The main approach will be to formulate a high temperature film forming silicone resin system by investigating improvements of silicone resins that will be modified with phenyl siloxanes, fluoropolymers, and polyimides. UDC will demonstrate the feasibility of a release coating capable of providing both release and volatile removal for solvent based advanced composite materials which process at temperatures up to 750F. UDC will evaluate the candidate material's resistance to thermal shock and its adhesion to castable ceramic tools. Additional tests will be conducted to evaluate permeability of the release coating materials. At the end of Phase I, we will provide a detailed report that will include all work performed, resultant data, a Phase II plan, schedule and cost estimate.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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