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Disruptive fibers and textiles for flexible protection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97577
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-053-1880
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-053
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vorbeck Materials Corp.
8306 Patuxent Range Road Unit 105 Jessup, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Disruptive fibers and textiles for flexible protection
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-10-C-0047
Award Amount: $69,988.00
 

Abstract:

Disruptive fibers for flexible armor and related applications require high modulus, tenacity, and thermal/environmental stability. In organic fibers, high stiffness arises from high molecular orientation, often coupled with high crystallinity within the polymer chains. On the other hand, the strength and modulus of composite fibers reinforced with fillers are mainly due to the load carrying capacity of the filler through load transfer at the interface. Nanoparticle fillers can reinforce the polymer matrix and can also modify the crystallization of the polymer matrix by changing the morphology of the crystalline phase and/or by increasing the crystallization rate. Combined with high strength nanofillers, new processes and materials may provide routes for optimizing the conventional processing of low-cost commodity polymers, as alternatives to expensive polymers.

Principal Investigator:

John Lettow
President
3014979000
john.lettow@vorbeck.com

Business Contact:

Gautham Krishnaiah
V. P. (Operations & Finance)
3014979000
Kathy@altfueltechnology.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vorbeck Materials Corp.
8306 Patuxent Range Road Unit 105 Jessup, MD 20794

EIN/Tax ID: 205539174
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No