Coating Removal

SERDP and ESTCP projects are developing materials and processes for coating removal that avoid using hazardous chemicals, limit worker exposure, and reduce coating removal costs.

Completed Projects List
Project Title Completed

Atmospheric Plasma Depainting

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1762
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jerry Cuomo, North Carolina State University
SERDP Feb 2015

Scientific Basis for Paint Stripping: Elucidated Combinatorial Mechanism of Methylene Chloride and Phenol Based Paint Removers

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2244
Principal Investigator: Dr. James Wynne, Naval Research Laboratory
SERDP Oct 2013

Understanding the Science Behind How Methylene Chloride/Phenolic Chemical Paint Strippers Remove Coatings

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1680
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Graham, University of Dayton Research Institute
SERDP Oct 2011

Scientific Basis for Paint Stripping Mechanism of Methylene Chloride/Phenol-Based Paint Removers

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1682
Principal Investigator: Dr. Young Han, Naval Air Systems Command
SERDP Sep 2011

Qualification, Demonstration, and Validation of Compliant Removers for Aircraft Sealants and Specialty Coatings

Project Information
Project ID: WP-200621
Principal Investigator: Mr. Jeffrey Kingsley, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
ESTCP Mar 2010

Robotic Laser Coating Removal System (RLCRS)

Project Information
Project ID: WP-200526
Principal Investigator: Mr. Timothy Hoehman, Tinker AFB
ESTCP Aug 2008

Portable Laser Coating Removal System (PLCRS)

Project Information
Project ID: WP-200027
Principal Investigator: Mr. Gerard Mongelli, HQ AFMC/LGPE (CTC)
ESTCP Sep 2005

Tri-Service Demonstration/Validation of the Pulsed Optical Energy Decoating (FLASHJET®) Process for Military Applications

Project Information
Project ID: WP-199803
Principal Investigator: Mr. Dean Hutchins, U.S. Army Environmental Center
ESTCP Oct 2003

Laser Cleaning and Coatings Removal

Project Information
Project ID: WP-139
SERDP Oct 1998

Aircraft Depainting Technology

Project Information
Project ID: WP-81
SERDP Oct 1997

Large Aircraft Robotic Paint Stripping

Project Information
Project ID: WP-134
SERDP Oct 1995
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