The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed a novel siloxane-based nonskid and topside coatings for Navy surface ships. The siloxane nonskid is a two-component (2K) system with a 4:1 mix ratio (by volume) that is applied via roll or spray to generate a rough profile. The topside coating is a single-component (1K) system that does not require the mixing of components and is applied via spray, brush, or roll. Both coatings are being qualified to MIL-Spec. requirements.
- Enhanced performance.
- Longer service life.
- Reduced corrosion compared to currently qualified nonskid and topside coatings.
- Reduction in maintenance costs for Navy feet.
- Maritime ship and structures
- Marine structures (e.g. oil rigs)
- Process plants
- Pleasure watercraft
- Helicopter landing zones
- Public walkways, ramps, and stairwells
- Rail cars
NRL’s single-component (1K) semigloss siloxane topside coating on a bulkhead of the USS CHOSIN (CG-65).
Licensing and Collaboration Opportunities:
US Patent No. 8,133,964; 9,006,307; 9,034,946; 9,139,753 and US Patent Publication No. US20150291837A1 are available for license to companies with commercial interest. Collaborative research and development is available under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA).
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