A major goal of this project is to enable the development of an accelerated corrosion test system that simulates real-world conditions better than current accelerated corrosion tests. The US Army and NASA are designing a new prototype accelerated corrosion test system. This project will support that development through test sample production of various coating systems. Partners should be able to apply a wide range of military and industrial coating systems. Partners should also possess a wide array of traditional corrosion test systems against which the accelerated corrosion system performance can be analytically evaluated.
Another major goal of the project is the development of temporary, but durable very low gloss coatings. These coatings will be used for protection of assets during transportation and storage. These coatings will be sufficiently durable to allow months of typical in-service operation without loss of performance. The temporary coating must not have detrimental effects on the asset’s permanent coating.
Those interested in participating in this project should contact Lisa Stobierski by September 21, 2017. We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).