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Next Generation Boat Hull Impact and Abrasion Proofing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-15-C-4046
Agency Tracking Number: N131-022-0278
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-022
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-04-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-04-27
Small Business Information
130 North Main Street
Butte, MT 59701
United States
DUNS: 836287680
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Stephen Galbraith
 Senior Mechanical Enginee
 (406) 497-5223
Business Contact
 Lawrence Farrar
Title: Technical Point of Contact
Phone: (406) 497-5252
Research Institution

Resodyn Corporation proposes to develop a single tough thermoplastic polymer coating material and system solution for aluminum and composite boat hulls. The coating functions as an adhesive for attaching doubler plates. It encapsulates and prevents water from corroding metal substrates plus it is hydrophobic and can include corrosion inhibitors and colorant. Basic polymer components are tough thermoplastics which are intrinsically impact resistant and abrasion resistant. Thermoplastic coatings are field repairable using a heat gun. No solvents chemical mixing is required. Technical work entails procuring aluminum and composite test specimens, formulating several different coating materials, test and evaluation. Programmatic work will compare the proposed solution to current practice and estimate a cost benefit to the government. A preliminary experiment and extending Resodyn Corporations existing Polymer Thermo Spray technology suggests a high likelihood of success.

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