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Latex Coated Fabric for CB Protective Applications

Award Information

Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Utility Development Corporation
112 Naylon Avenue Livingston, NJ 07039-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Latex Coated Fabric for CB Protective Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $42,593.00


During the Phase I program, we propose to develop latex coated cloth that will have good permeation barrier and decon characteristics, with ease of processing and capability of high volume production at low cost. We will coat fabrics with various types of latex materials. We will also study various defoamers and fillers in the latex materials to improve the performance of latex coatings. These coated fabrics will be tested for adhesion between the latex layer and fabric. Tests will also be conducted after long-term exposure to a QUV Weatherometer. Chemical agent testing will help us to determine the best materials for producing masks, hoods, and garments. During Phase II of this program, we will develop and demonstrate a continuous process for production of materials demonstrated in the Phase I program. We will demonstrate large-scale producibility of BCC using the latex process by producing sample rolls of materials meeting MIL-C-51251A and MIL-C-12189H not less than 30 inches in width. We will also produce samples of prototype garments.

Principal Investigator:

Harry S. Katz

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Utility Development Corp
112 Naylon Avenue Livingston, NJ 07039

Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No