Engineered Intumescent Coated Textile Materials for Improved Comfort and Thermal Protection
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DOD / NAVY
Engineered Yarns (EY) proposes Engineered Intumescent Coated Textile Materials for improved thermal protection for the Marine. Although in use for 50 years, Intumescents have been confined to mostly paints, industrial insulation and coating industry. Intumescent materials have a unique characteristics, on the application of heat they produce a foamed structure, char like residue. Foam structures are good insulators and good barriers in preventing heat transfer. Well-formed Intumescent foam only 1/32" can reduce the heat from flame at 1368F to 572F on the back side. Such a reduction in heat would be enough to prevent most all fiber types from igniting. EY plans to develop two forms of Intumescent coated textile materials - Intumescent Coated Fabrics and Intumescent Coated Yarns. The Engineered Intumescent Textiles can be integrated into Marine ensemble for improved thermal and comfort performance. EY plans to develop Intumescent textiles in conjunction with No Melt No Drip fibers to enhance overall thermal protection for the Marine. EY proposes to integrate this engineered Intumescent functionality in all layers of ensemble to generate redundant F/R protection for the Marine. EY's proposed solution provides improved thermal protection, low risk, fast commercialization and cost efficient alternative to Nomex based systems.
Small Business Information at Submission:
ENGINEERED YARNS CO.
Div. of Pascale Industries, Inc. 939 Currant Road Fall River, MA 02720
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