Anti-Ice Coating Development for Aviation
Ice accumulation continues to be an unsolved and costly challenge across industries ranging from energy to infrastructure and transportation. AST’s proprietary additive packages have shown promising initial results in a variety of coating systems for the reduction of ice adhesion forces. Thanks to support from a recently awarded U.S. Air Force SBIR contract, AST is now further developing this innovative technology into a solution for icing within military and commercial aviation.
Developed from Existing, Proven, and Proprietary AST Technology
SBIR Project Summary, from AST’s successful pitch to AFWERX
AST is fine-tuning these solutions for anti-ice problem sets, currently optimizing properties for frost resistance as well as application-specific longevity. By combining a mechanically durable low surface energy binder system with AST’s patented self-stratifying additives, a functional coating with strong anti-ice properties can be created while maintaining robust mechanical properties.
The average and standard deviation of the maximum load at delamination for each of the three SLIPS coatings.
Values for Teflon coatings are included for reference.
AST is welcoming additional partners who are interested in evaluating our prototype anti-ice technology in commercially relevant applications. For more information, please contact us at: email@example.com