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FIRE RETARDANT COATED FABRIC FOR HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL HANDLER'S PROTECTIVE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
8441
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8441
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cooley Inc
50 Eastern Ave Pawtucket, RI 02860
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: FIRE RETARDANT COATED FABRIC FOR HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL HANDLER'S PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

AN OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT WILL BE THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW AND NOVEL THERMOPLASTIC POLYMER ALLOYS WITH HIGH RESISTANCE TO ALL KNOWN HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS. A FURTHER OBJECTIVE WILL BE TO CROSSLINK INDIVIDUAL POLYMERS IN THESE ALLOYS TO FORM NON-MELTING INTERPENETRATING POLYMER NETWORKS (IPN'S) WHICH WILL EXHIBIT GREATER RESISTANCE TO HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS THAN THE THERMOPLASTIC ALLOYS FROM WHICH THEY DERIVE. ALLOYS TO BE PREPARED WILL INCLUDE CHLORINATED POLYETHYLENE/POLYURETHANES AND CHLOROSULFONTED POLYETHYLENE/POLYURETHANES. A NUMBER OF CROSSLINKING METHODS WILL BE INVESTIGATED, AND A SECONDARY OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP CROSSLINKING REACTIONS WHICH CAN BE INITIATED AFTER FABRICATION OF THE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. THE SEAMS OF THE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING CAN THEN BE FABRICATED USING THERMAL TECHNIQUES WHICH WILL PROVIDE THE OPTIMUM BARRIER TO TRANSMISSION OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS THROUGH THE SEAM. A FURTHER OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT WILL BE TO INVESTIGATE LAMINATION OF INERT INORGANIC MATERIALS TO THE ALLOYS CITED ABOVE. THESE INORGANIC MATERIALS WILL BE UTILIZED TO ENHANCE RESISTANCE TO HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AND TO FIRE. WORK WILL BE DONE AT COOLEY, INCORPORATED, A RECOGNIZED LEADER IN SPECIALTY COATED FABRICS AND A PRODUCER OF COATED FABRIC FOR CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING.

Principal Investigator:

Peter h scott
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Cooley Inc
50 Eastern Ave Pawtucket, RI 02860

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No