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Environmentally Friendly Low Friction Coating for Concrete Barriers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT57-12-C-10043
Agency Tracking Number: DTRT57-12-C-10043
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 121FH1
Solicitation Number: DTRT5712RSBIR1
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-06-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-12-12
Small Business Information
130 North Main St.
Butte, MT 59701-
United States
DUNS: 836287680
HUBZone Owned: Yes
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Suni Kulkarni
 Principal Investigator
 (406) 497-5225
Business Contact
 Lawrence Farrar
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (406) 497-5252
Research Institution

Resodyn Corporation is proposing a material and application system that will create a low friction coating on concrete median barriers. The advanced material developed for the low friction coating is an affordable, tough, weather resistant, and environmentally friendly copolymer. The proposed application concept is for truck mounted equipment that enables a
single pass application of the coating which is then immediately ready for service and avoids traffic delays.
The proposed coating will significantly reduce friction between concrete barriers and colliding vehicles and, therefore, reduces the tendency for a vehicle tire to climb the barrier, which could result in a severe rollover crash. The proposed Phase I effort combines material development and testing tasks with a novel application technique that allows for rapid application. The application approach enables in-place coating, is solvent free, and is easily
repairable. The coating application technology and coatings will be configured to be applied using a truck mounted/automated application system, mirroring the design and operation of conventional highway stripping equipment.

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