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COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR INTERMEDIATE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
1010
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1010
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
39630 Eureka Drive Newark, CA 94560
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR INTERMEDIATE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $336,712.00
 

Abstract:

CURRENT CLOTHING ISSUED TO AIR FORCE WORKERS DOES NOT PROVIDE PROTECTION TO THOSE EXPOSED TO HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS. DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW COMPOSITE FABRIC MATERIAL IS PROPOSED FOR THIS APPLICATION. THE PROPOSED MATERIAL IS A THREE-LAYER COMPOSITE STRUCTURE CONSISTING OF A NON-WOVEN POLYESTER FABRIC SUPPORT, A MICROPOROUS MEMBRANE LAYER, AND AN ULTRATHIN SURFACE COATING. THE SURFACE COATING IS THE CRITICAL COMPONENT. THE CHEMISTRY OF THIS COATING IS SUCH THAT THE COATING IS ESSENTIALLY IMPERMEABLE TO ORGANIC CHEMICAL AGENTS, BUT FREELY PERMEABLE TO WATER VAPOR FROM THE BODY. THIS COMPOSITE STRUCTURE WOULD BE PREPARED USING THE TECHNOLOGY NOW USED TO PREPARE COMPOSITE MEMBRANE SYSTEMS FOR LIQUID AND GAS PERMEATION PROCESSES. IN THIS PHASE I PROGRAM, THE OVERALL FEASIBILITY OF THE APPROACH WOULD BE DETERMINED. IN A LATER PHASE II PROGRAM, THE MATERIAL WOULD BE DEVELOPED TO THE POINT OF PROTOTYPE DEMONSTRATION.

Principal Investigator:

Richard W Baker
4153282228

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Membrane Technology & Research
1360 Willow Rd #103 Menlo Park, CA 94025

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