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Next Generation Textiles for Multi-Threat Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DHS SBIR-2012.2-H-SB012.2-005-0002-I
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB012.2-005
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Wizbe Innovations LLC
167 Kerns Hill Rd Manchester, ME -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Next Generation Textiles for Multi-Threat Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Agency: DHS
Contract: HSHQDC-12-C-00072
Award Amount: $99,823.14
 

Abstract:

When responding to an incident, first responders often do not know what environments they will encounter at the incident scene. Although the garments that they are wearing may provide protection in their normal working environment, it may not be suited for unexpected conditions they encounter when they reach the scene of the incident, or as the incident progresses. Through this SBIR, Wizbe Innovations, Tex Tech Industries, University of Maine, and Supreme Corporation, will develop and introduce a basic textile for use in protective clothing for first responders. This textile and clothing made from this clothing will provide a basic level of protection including: ballistic/fragmentation, slash/stab for knife/cut glass type incidents, antimicrobial protection, and fire resistance. The new textile and garments made from the textile will be lightweight and flexible enough to enable wearing in most typical, daily activities and enable a certain level of protection.

Principal Investigator:

Stan Farrell
sfarrell@wizbe.net

Business Contact:

Stan Farrell
sfarrell@wizbe.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Wizbe Innovations LLC
167 Kerns Hill Rd Manchester, ME 04351-3501

EIN/Tax ID: 204879670
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No