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Kappler SBIR-2012.2-005

Award Information

Department of Homeland Security
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DHS SBIR-2012.2-H-SB012.2-005-0013-I
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Kappler, Inc
P.O. Box 490 Guntersville, AL 35976
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Kappler SBIR-2012.2-005
Agency: DHS
Contract: HSHQDC-12-C-00078
Award Amount: $97,856.23


Kappler proposes to develop a novel fabric composite that when constructed into Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) garments, provides protection to the wearer from multiple threats. The proposed research set forth by Kappler, Inc. is innovative in that it augments current Kappler base fabrics that protect from chemical, biologic, and flame hazards, but will now include protection from ballistic and stabbing threats. The primary objective for this Phase I SBIR will be to (1) investigate fabrication and joining technologies and techniques to integrate Kappler's Lantex(R) and Frontline(R) fabrics with other commercially available fabrics that meet national standards for ballistic and stabbing threats and (2) to ensure that the resultant garment meets end user requirements for usability, durability, and cost. Kappler expects to develop, validate, produce, and commercialize a full spectrum novel protective suit that will be utilized by both first responders and security personnel that oftentimes deal with multiple unknown threats.

Principal Investigator:

Jason Cole

Business Contact:

Jason Cole
Small Business Information at Submission:

Kappler, Inc
P.O. Box 490 Guntersville, AL 35976-0491

EIN/Tax ID: 630943684
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No