Durable Aerosol and Liquid Repellent Coatings

Period of Performance: 05/16/2016 - 11/19/2016

$150K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Triton Systems, Inc.
200 Turnpike Road Array
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Triton Systems proposes to develop durable liquid and aerosol repellent coatings for US military combat uniform fabrics and other solid surfaces of interest. The proposed coatings will combine PFOA-free fluorocarbon chemistry with unique nanotexturing using commercially off the shelf (COTS) materials to yield coatings with non-wetting properties. The Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of our approach and is aimed at developing appropriate coating formulations, identifying coating process parameters for the various surfaces of interest and gaining a fundamental understanding of the interactions between the coated surfaces and aerosols/liquids of both high and low surface tension.