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Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: (540) 558-1699
Phone: (540) 961-6724
Luna Innovations is addressing the need to develop novel fluid repellent textile treatments for military uniforms that will activelydecontaminate chemical and biological warfare agents (CBWA). There have been recent significant advances in textile treatments that havedemonstrated water, oil and chemical agent resistance that are superior to Quarpel repellent treatments currently used on protectiveuniforms. Likewise, CBWA detoxification has been widely studied. Despite effectiveness at breaking down harmful agents, the practicaleffectiveness of these decontaminants on fabrics is often limited due to low efficacy, poor laundering resistance and, in particular, thedeleterious effects that highly oxidizing decontaminants have the fabric properties. Luna proposes a wash-durable treatment that selfdecontaminatesCBWA on contact, yet maintains the key properties of the garment such as fluid repellency, flame resistance, high tearstrength and comfort (e.g. lightweight, breathability, flexibility).
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