The goal of this project is to better understand causes of delamination, and alternative coatings and constructs, producing a more robust safety glass for this product that is widely used across many consumer situations such automotive windshields and bulletproof glass.
There are three major aspects to the project:
- Efforts will be made to correlate the cause of delamination to the appearance of the failure. The impact of storage conditions will also be studied.
- A second focus will be on new coatings that prevent delamination by improving adhesion or rejecting heat, or improved mar and scratch resistance.
- The third component is to investigate alternate safety glass constructs, such as with an air gap or laminate that uses the same polymer as the interlayer and spall-layer.
Those interested in participating in this project should contact John Keippala, JohnK@ncms.org by August 31, 2017. We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).