New cold weather facilities established to test coatings that mitigate ice adhesion, corrosion
The new testing facilities for evaluation of coating technologies on Treat Island in the Bay of Fundy near Eastport, Maine, November 2022. The Island’s cold weather testing facility was retrofitted with new equipment, part of a project led by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory research materials engineer, Dr. Emily Asenath-Smith, to establish testing facilities in some of the coldest and inhospitable climates in the U.S. for coatings that may mitigate ice adhesion and corrosion. Other testing sites were established in Fairbanks, Alaska, and Hanover, New Hampshire.

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