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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:
2009 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Manufacturing Process for Application of Selectively Permeable Coatings to Textiles
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-09-C-0012
Award Amount: $729,995.00
 

Abstract:

Permselective coatings are proposed for fabrics used in the construction of protective garments for use in chemically contaminated environments. These coatings comprise sulfonated poly(styrene-block-isobutylene-block-styrene) block copolymer applied to the fabric from solution. The coating will provide barrier protection against chemical threats including chemical warfare agents (CWA), yet will provide a sufficiently high level of water transport to eliminate the heat stress that plagues other protective garments. In Phase II, block copolymer sulfonation will be scaled-up using an environmentally benign synthetic procedure, which uses inexpensive reagents, while reducing solvent and energy consumption. Novel coating formulations will be developed, allowing strict control over crucial drying stage structuring of the polymeric material, thereby insuring reproducible results in high volume manufacturing operations. Phase II will advance production of coated fabrics from laboratory through pilot-plant production leading to the manufacture of >50 yard quantities of coated fabric per batch using methods directly applicable to full-scale production.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Gilbert
Senior Scientist
7817699450
gilbert@eiclabs.com

Business Contact:

R. David 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