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Application of a Treatment to the Military Fabrics that is Affordable and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N123-153-0118
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N123-153
Solicitation Number:
2012.3
Small Business Information
Alexium Government Solutions LLC
8 Distribution Ct Greer, SC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Application of a Treatment to the Military Fabrics that is Affordable and Provides Durable Flame Resistant Properties
Agency: DOD
Contract: M67854-13-C-6515
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

50/50 Nylon/Cotton (NyCo) fabric is currently used for many standard issue combat uniforms, such as the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform (MCCUU) and the equivalent ACU/ABU equivalents in other DoD services. While 50/50 NyCo fabrics are proven performers in combat uniforms and are a relatively inexpensive, 50/50 NyCo fabrics have no flame resistant properties and can cause serious burn injury if the soldier is exposed to flames or attacked by an improvised explosive devices (IEDs). 50/50 Ny/Co fabrics melt and drip when exposed to high heat, sticking to the skin and intensifying soldier (burn) injuries. The goal of the proposed effort is to demonstrate a topical treatment process for 50/50 NyCo that can compete with expensive, inherently flame resistant FR fabrics on performance, while adding little additional cost to 50/50 NyCo garments. Alexium is proposing a novel and innovative approach to meeting the requirements of combat clothing. Specifically, Alexium is proposing a project that will establish the feasibility of applying an inexpensive and highly effective, topical treatment on standard military nylon/cotton fabric. In this project, Alexium is proposing to combine, in novel ways, derivations of an environmentally safe, halogen free, FR treatment - already developed for nylon fabrics - with FR chemistries traditionally used in cotton applications.

Principal Investigator:

Bob Brookins
Chief Technology Officer
(864) 373-5887
bbrookins@me.com

Business Contact:

Stefan Susta
President/CEO
(864) 908-6946
ssusta@me.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Alexium Government Solutions LLC
8 Distribution Ct Greer, SC -

EIN/Tax ID: 371658138
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No