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Kappler SBIR-2012.2-005 Phase II

Award Information

Department of Homeland Security
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DHS SBIR-2012.2-H-SB012.2-005-0013-II
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Kappler, Inc
P.O. Box 490 Guntersville, AL 35976-0491
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Kappler SBIR-2012.2-005 Phase II
Agency: DHS
Contract: HSHQDC-13-C-00078
Award Amount: $747,011.85


Kappler proposes to further define and develop a novel fabric composite that when integrated into Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) garments, provides protection to the wearer from multiple threats. The proposed research builds on the strength of the Phase I effort where Kappler validated the base fabric's capability to protect from chemical, biological, and flame hazards, and simultaneously be split into two fabric lines in the same fabric family. The primary objectives for this Phase II SBIR will be to 1. Test and confirm the developed base chemical/biological/FR fabric identified in Phase I to NFPA 1994 Class 2 and other certification requirements, 2. Test a modified version of the base fabric to NFPA 1994 Class 3, & 4 certification requirements 3. To design garments constructed of both fabric items and test to both requirements and 4. To identify and work with a separate company to manufacture the proposed garment resulting in the creation of more jobs and greater revenue to Kappler through fabric sales. Kappler expects to develop, validate, produce, and commercialize a full spectrum novel protective fabric that will be utilized by both first responders and security personnel that oftentimes deal with multiple unknown threats.

Principal Investigator:

Jason Cole
(256) 505-4197

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