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Superoleophobic Coatings for Easy Cleaning Textiles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92041
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A083-184-0402
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle Suite 400 Roanoke, VA 24016-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Superoleophobic Coatings for Easy Cleaning Textiles
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QY-09-C-0016
Award Amount: $69,946.00
 

Abstract:

Luna is addressing the Army need to develop self cleaning uniforms through the use of extremely low surface energy nanostructured coating of textiles. This novel coated textile has significant advantages over conventional textiles. The inherent resistance of these materials to soiling with dirt, oils, or other chemicals will eliminate or minimize the amount of laundering required. This will significantly lower the logistics burden of the military force associated with laundering, particularly on the battlefield. These novel coated textiles can also provide enhanced chemical / biological warfare agent (CBWA) resistance while maintaining breathability. Current CBWA clothing has problems with weight (e.g. activated carbon) or poor breathability (e.g. butyl rubber). Luna has developed this class of low surface energy fabric coatings with excellent water and oil resistance and durability. This coating is based upon a nanometer roughness that achieves the desired lotus effect to produce a surface energy such that water and oils will easily roll off. The technology developed on this program is directly relevant to the Advanced Combat Uniform (ACU) or the Flame Retardant ACU (FR-ACU), the Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST) overgarment, and other Department of Defense currently fielded uniforms.

Principal Investigator:

Bryan Koene
Principal Investigator
5405525128
submissions302@lunainnovations.com

Business Contact:

Angela Keen
Senior Contracts Administrator
5405525128
submissions302@lunainnovations.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LUNA INNOVATIONS, INC.
1 Riverside Circle Suite 400 Roanoke, VA 24016

EIN/Tax ID: 541560050
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No