Development of High Temperature Barrier Coating

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-02-C-4095
Agency Tracking Number: N02-015-01
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
310 Via Vera Cruz, Suite 107, San Marcos, CA, 92069
DUNS: 957992522
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Y. Joon Lee
 Member, Technical Staff
 (760) 752-1192
Business Contact
 M. Albert Capote
Title: President
Phone: (760) 752-1199
Research Institution
"The object of this proposal is a cost-effective coating to be used to guard bulkheads and other naval structures from exposure to high-temperatures during a fire event. Material is to be capable of withstanding the action of a flame while preventing thecovered surface from reaching a temperature of 225-250¿F above ambient temperature, meeting the requirements of UL 1709. The approach is to provide a high temperature coating with novel fillers and additives in a variety of paint compositions.Commercially available thermosetting resins, such as cyanate resin and aromatic epoxy resin, are good candidates as the resin matrix material. We propose to use a proprietary filler in the resin coating mix for thermal insulation. During a fire event,the filler will expand, resulting in a foamed resin composite structure. Ease of reparability of the coating is targeted as well as low maintenance and long service life. Feasibility demonstration shall include ease of installation, ease of removal, costand anticipated service life expectancy. The paint will be especially tailored for use on new types of lightweight naval structural materials that require barrier coatings to prevent them from reaching elevated temperatures during a fire situation, whichwill significantly reduce their strength. One of the primary markets for this product is for the protection of bulkheads and various structures in naval vessels. Another somewhat smaller market is bar

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