The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Paint Technology Technical Center of Expertise (PTCx) is the certified as subject matter expert in all things coatings related for the U.S. Army Corps. The PTCx is the only functioning paint laboratory within the DoD that specifically addresses infrastructure, automatically making it the center of expertise DoD wide. Along with the several services it provides to the field, the PTCx has a robust, multimillion dollar R&D programs, spanning from basic research to full scale demonstration of innovative technology. Because of its universal platform, coatings provide the ability to provide advanced, expedient technology in the shop or after market. The PTCx has active projects that extend from coating removal, surface preparation and coating formulation to provide holistic approaches to corrosion mitigation. This session reviewed the PTCx as a center and highlight the R&D activities. 

Session Chair: Dr. Amir Gamliel, SOUTHCOM

Introduction by Session Chair

Dr. Amir Gamliel, SOUTHCOM

Ultra-White Paints for Full Daytime Sub-ambient Radiative Cooling

Dr. Xiulin Ruan, Purdue University

AFLCMC Acquisition Environmental Integration Branch Current Efforts and Way Ahead

Mr. Dana Allen, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Metal and Concrete Rehabilitation Coating Development Methodologies

Mr. Rami Tidhar and Ms. Katelyn Carrier, Maxon Technologies

Code Compliant Alternative Reinforcements and Binders

Dr. Pete Stynoski, USACE/ERDC

The New Army Green: Environmentally Preferable Materials for the Chemical Agent Resistant Coating System

Mr. Daniel Pope, DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory

NAVAIR Implementation of ZnNi Coatings

Mr. Michael Brindza, NAVAIR