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3-D Epoxy Printed Fabrics (Woven, Knits, Stretch Knits) for Integrated Sharp…

Award Information

Department of Defense
Special Operations Command
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
SOCOM 10-001
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Div. of Pascale Industries, Inc. 939 Currant Road Fall River, MA 02720-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: 3-D Epoxy Printed Fabrics (Woven, Knits, Stretch Knits) for Integrated Sharp Object Protection for Dive Suit or Dive Skin Garment and Body Mapped Prot
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Contract: H92222-10-P-0066
Award Amount: $99,968.00


EY Technologies (EYT) proposes to accomplish three key objectives in this effort: 1) Generate 3-D Epoxy Printed Fabric Surfaces for Integrated Dive-Suit Sharp Object Protection. 2) Generate 3-D Epoxy Printed Knit Fabrics for Dive-Skin Garment for Sharp Object Protection 3) Body Mapped Sharp Object Protection Dive-Suit Design EYT has partnered with Polartecr, HDM, WhitesDiving to address the lack of Sharp object protection in current Dive Suit Systems. EYT proposes development of 3-D Epoxy Printed Fabrics (Woven, Knits, Stretch Knits) for cut, abrasion, puncture and penetration protection, for diver on land or water from sharp objects in either dive-suit or dive-skin form. EYT's approach builds on traditional approach for protection from sharp objects, i.e. high cover factor or dense woven fabrics from Warwick Mills, which typically yields heavier woven fabrics that, have no give or stretch, which will likely hinder the diver's motion both in water and on land. EYT proposed Body Mapped Protection Dive Suit approach provides flexibility to incorporate, any type or combination of fabric layers, tailored to trauma susceptibility of body parts from sharp objects. EYT team members: Polartecr, HDM, WhitesDivingr, UMass MarineTechCenter, bring together a strong team that will ensure success of the proposed program and commercialization. BENEFITS: The 3-D Epoxy Printed Fabrics (woven, knits, or coated yarn stretch knits) are highly resilient and flexible that generates extremely durable sharp object protection (cut, abrasion, penetration, puncture, laceration) yet do not mitigate SOCOM Divers actions, motion or operational tasks in any threat environment both in water and on land, is highly desirable for applications beyond Military in commercial applications. Such a system would have great application in Commercial Dive Suit Market, Industrial Market (Oilmen, Fishing); Clothing for active sports people (Hunting, Climbing etc.) would be another target market. Companies will readily integrate this Lightweight 3-D Epoxy printed fabric layers system into consumer products and markets (gloves, jackets, shoes etc.).

Principal Investigator:

Vikram Sharma
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Gerald Mauretti
Small Business Information at Submission:

EY Technologies
Div. of Pascale Industries, Inc. 939 Currant Road Fall River, MA 02720

EIN/Tax ID: 710393173
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No