Project Announcement: High-temperature Coating Adhesion Performance

Current high temperature paint coating systems have degraded adhesion performance after high temperature cycling.  The eventual breakdown of the coating system at the interface allows the paint system to flake off, which exposes bare metal to the environment, which leads to corrosion.  It is desirable to have a coating system that can withstand high temperature thermal cyclic environments while providing corrosion resistance. This technology should originate in an industrial coating and be transferable to military paint. This project addresses the adhesion performance issues with current high temperature coating systems and then develops a CARC paint systems suitable for a high temperature thermal cyclic environment without sacrificing the standard CARC performance characteristics.

Those interested in participating in this project should contact Lisa Stobierski by November 15, 2017.  We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).