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Self-Decontaminating Textiles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: FA8051-19-C-A010
Agency Tracking Number: C2-0543
Amount: $949,998.50
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD161-001
Solicitation Number: 16.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-09-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-09-15
Small Business Information
301 1st Street SW Suite 200
Roanoke, VA 24011
United States
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Bryan Koene
 Director, Advanced Materials Group / Principal Investigator
 (540) 558-1699
Business Contact
 Michael Pruzan
Phone: (540) 769-8430
Research Institution

Luna Innovations is addressing the need to develop novel fluid repellent textile treatments for military uniforms that will repel and actively decontaminate chemical and biological warfare agents (CBWA). There have been recent significant advances in textile treatments that have demonstrated water, oil and chemical agent resistance that are superior to Quarpel repellent treatments currently used on protective uniforms. Likewise, CBWA detoxification has been widely studied on textiles. Despite effectiveness at breaking down these harmful agents, the practical usefulness of these decontaminants on fabrics is often limited due to low efficacy, poor laundering resistance and the deleterious effects that highly oxidizing materials have on the fabric properties. Luna proposes a wash-durable treatment that self-decontaminates CBWA on contact, yet maintains the key properties of the garment such as fluid repellency, flame resistance, high tear strength and comfort (e.g. lightweight, breathability, flexibility).

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