High Adhesion Marking Paint for Portland Cement Concrete

Period of Performance: 02/20/2001 - 08/20/2001

$70K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Utility Development Corp.
112 Naylon Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Our main objective will be to investigate and develop flexible, abrasion resistant, environmentally compliant, waterborne acrylic marking paint for use on Portland Concrete Cement airfield pavements. The developed paint will have reduced shrinkage upon cure and better adhesion to Portland cement surface concrete than currently used paints. The improved paint will have good flow and wetting to provide durability and excellent physical properties. UDC will prove the feasibility and potential advantages of the new environmentally safe marking paint during this Phase I program. The developed materials will be tested in accordance with industry standards and ASTM methods. The tests will include elongation, tensile strength, residual cure stress, adhesion to Portland Concrete Cement concrete, and abrasion resistant. The developed materials and processing will be demonstrated by spray coating and testing of small test samples. At the end of Phase I, we will provide a report with results and conclusions, and a Phase II plan, schedule and cost estimate. This program will provide a flexible, abrasion resistant, environmentally compliant, marking paint for use on Portland Concrete Cement airfield pavements. These marking paints will be directly transferable to all airfields with Portland Concrete Cement pavements. This paint will also be used to mark municipal roads and parking lots and concrete structures.