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Universal textile functionalization chemistry for molecular and particulate attachment based on a novel activation treatment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number: A18B-024-0208
Amount: $149,994.35
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A18B-T024
Solicitation Number: 18.B
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-05-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-11-14
Small Business Information
737 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
DUNS: 557201394
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Thompson
 Sr. Scientist
 (617) 621-8500
Business Contact
 Peter Howe
Phone: (617) 621-8500
Research Institution
 North Carolina State University
 Sherrie Settle Sherrie Settle
2701 Sullivan Drive Suite 240 (Campus Box 7514)
Raleigh, NC 27695
United States

 (919) 515-2444
 Nonprofit College or University

Nano Terra and the El-Shafei group (North Carolina State University) propose to demonstrate, optimize and expand a universal platform for textile functionalization. The approach is one developed in the El-Shafei group that has already been explored for its utility in cotton, nylon-cotton blends and polypropylene. The functionalization method imparts a high-level of flame retardancy (without halogenate materials) to the textile and serves as an activation process making fibers accessible to attachment of almost any material. The Phase I work will encompass the demonstration and testing (by ASTM standards) of flame retardancy and antibacterial performance of functionalized cotton, NyCo and polypropylene before and after laundering. It will include the extension of the approach to particle attachment and the adaption of the process for one new substrate, e.g. polyurethanes. Furthermore, Nano Terra will leverage its experience and partnerships in chemical warfare agent decontamination to demonstrate a decontamination functionality. A cost estimate for the manufacturing process will be put forward.

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