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Manufacturing Process for Application of Selectively Permeable Coatings to…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81441
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-066-1398
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EIC LABORATORIES, INC.
111 DOWNEY ST NORWOOD, MA 02062-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Manufacturing Process for Application of Selectively Permeable Coatings to Textiles
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-08-C-0006
Award Amount: $69,994.00
 

Abstract:

Novel procedures will be developed for fabrication of sulfonated poly(styrene-b-isobutylene-b-styrene) block copolymer coated fabrics. These ionomeric coatings provide barrier protection against a wide range of solvents and organic chemicals including chemical warfare agents (CWA), while allowing a high level of water permeability. Used in the construction of CWA protective garments, this property will greatly alleviate heat stress that typically plague clothing of this type. Coating procedures will be developed in Phase I that permit high volume manufacture of coated fabric while preserving the micro-structuring and double percolation of ionic domains that are essential to the permselectivity of these materials. Methods will also be develop for cost effective, environmentally conscious sulfonation of the polymer and for an improved neutralization/cation exchange process that will provide more mechanically robust and durable coatings.

Principal Investigator:

Michael D. Gilbert
Senior Scientist
7817699450
gilbert@eiclabs.com

Business Contact:

R. D. Rauh
President
7817699450
drauh@eiclabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EIC LABORATORIES, INC.
111 Downey Street Norwood, MA 02062

EIN/Tax ID: 042497074
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No