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COMBINATION SEAL/EASY-OPEN FEATURE FOR TRAY PACKS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
13066
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13066
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology International Incorporated of Virginia
429 W. Airline Highway Suites LaPlace, LA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: COMBINATION SEAL/EASY-OPEN FEATURE FOR TRAY PACKS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,982.00
 

Abstract:

FOOD RATIONS ARE PACKAGED FOR MILITARY AND CIVILIAN USE AS A PRECOOKED, PREMEASURED MEAL PORTION. THESE MEALS ARE TYPICALLY ASSEMBLED IN A SEALED TRAY AND PRESERVED FOR CONSUMPTION AT A LATER DATE. CURRENT DESIGNS OF MILITARY FOOD TRAYS ARE METALLIC AND MUST BE OPENED WITH A CAN OPENER. THIS POSES SEVERAL UNDESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS. AMONG THESE ARE READY ACCESS TO A CAN OPENER. LOSS OF THE CAN OPENER FORCES USE OF A KNIFE OR BAYONET WHICH MAY BE UNSANITARY. THE CAN OPENER AND THE KNIFE BOTH PRODUCE UNDESIRABLE SHARP EDGES. ALSO, THE METAL TRAY CANNOT BE HEATED BY QUICK METHODS. THE METAL TRAYS ALSO HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE EXCESSIVE NOISE IN FIELD OPERATIONS IN TRANSPORT AND IN OPENING FOR CONSUMPTION. AN EASY OPENING MECHANISM WILL BE DEVELOPED THAT WILL BE ADAPTABLE TO THE CURRENT METAL FOOD TRAYS AS WELL AS THE POLYMERIC ONES UNDER DEVELOPMENT. THE MECHANISM WILL SEAL THE CONTENTS AND WILL BE QUIET IN OPERATION.

Principal Investigator:

Sherman Richardson
5046521127

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technology International Inc
429 W Airline Hwy - Ste S Laplace, LA 70068

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