DATE: March 30, 2021
For Immediate Release
Elemental Coatings Awarded $750,000 USAF Contract to Further Develop Anti-Icing Coatings for Large Military Jets
Elemental Coatings, a Houston, TX-based chemicals company that produces anti-icing and anti-scaling coatings for aerospace, transportation, and infrastructure applications has been awarded a $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract from the United States Airforce (USAF) to further develop anti-icing protection for large military jets. Working in collaboration with the Boeing Corporation, Elemental Coatings is developing an anti-icing coating to minimize ice buildup, improve safety, and decrease mission-readiness times for military aircraft.
“Ice buildup is an ongoing challenge for the aerospace industry in terms of cost, safety, and downtime. We can help mitigate these challenges by further developing our passive anti-icing coating technology for military applications,” said Brian Huskinson, CEO of Elemental Coatings. “We are incredibly excited to apply this cutting-edge technology to help the Airforce battle challenging icing issues, and we appreciate the opportunity to work with the United States Airforce.”
The new anti-icing coating with be built upon Elemental Coatings existing Ice-Lite anti-icing coating line. The Ice-Lite series will be modified to increase its ice-shedding capabilities and durability in order to withstand the harsh environments seen by military aircraft.
For more information about Elemental Coatings and its products, please visit https://www.elementalcoatings.com.
About Elemental Coatings
Founded in 2018, Elemental Coatings is a leader in passive anti-icing coatings technology. We rely on clever physics and a concept known as “stress localization” to make our product work. Our coatings induce stress in the ice or scale deposits, at the microscopic scale, causing it to crack and fall away. For more information, visit https://www.elementalcoatings.com/technology.
Brian Huskinson, CEO