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Development and Manufacturing of Lightweight Textile Fire Barrier for Furniture…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Award ID:
84366
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
611-08
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tex Tech Industries
105 N. Main St. North Monmouth, ME 04351
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Development and Manufacturing of Lightweight Textile Fire Barrier for Furniture and Mattresses
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Contract: SB1341-08-SE-0673
Award Amount: $87,292.00
 

Abstract:

New fire barrier methods are necessary to protect furniture and mattresses from fire. Current California (and soon National) regulations require mattresses to be able to pass the mattress fire burn test. Typical barrier fabrics use self extinguishing fibers with high limiting oxygen index (LOI) to create a barrier that the flame cannot pass. A second approach creates a carbon barrier that is formed during the fire. The carbon barrier is formed through the carbonization of the fibers in the fiber. Tex Tech plans to demonstrate the ability to manufacture lightweight felt barriers that can stop the flame spread, eliminate foam melt through, and be strong enough to handle any water damage.

Principal Investigator:

Stan Farrell
2079339203
sfarrell@textech.us

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Tex Tech Industries
105 N. Main St. North Monmouth, ME 04351

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