Advanced Surface Engineering Technologies for a Sustainable Defense (ASETSDefense), is a Department of Defense (DoD) initiative sponsored by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP). Its objective is to facilitate the implementation of new, environmentally friendly technologies for surface engineering (coatings and surface treatments) by providing ready access to background information and technical data from research, development, test, and evaluation efforts as well as the status of approvals and implementations.
ASETSDefense runs a workshop every 18 mos that is recognized as one of the best places for DoD and supply chain engineers to exchange information on compliant coatings and surface treatments. Occasional topical workshops cover issues of specific concern, such as chromate processes or Cd alternatives. The ASETSDefense website carries information on all prior and upcoming workshops
The ASETSDefense database is DoD’s most comprehensive compilation of technical data and information on solutions that have been qualified and implemented in production. Most of its information is publicly available.
Rowan provides the technical management for ASETSDefense. Click on the following link to access the database: