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Robust, High Stretch, Flame Resistant, Breathable Textile

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-21-P-0031
Agency Tracking Number: A20B-T026-0047
Amount: $172,847.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A20B-T026
Solicitation Number: 20.B
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-01-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-07-07
Small Business Information
330 Billerica Road Ste 200
CHELMSFORD, MA 01824-0440
United States
DUNS: 796010411
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Anant Singh
 (978) 856-4217
Business Contact
 Collette E Jolliffe
Phone: (978) 856-4158
Research Institution
 University of MASS Lowell
 Ramaswamy Nagarajan
220 Pawtucket St
Lowell, MA 01854-3573
United States

 (978) 934-3454
 Nonprofit College or University

This Phase I program is designed to address the Army need for a fabric with the durability of a woven fabric and the stretch and breathability of a knitted fabric while retaining Army requirements for flame resistance (FR) and vector protection. The program will focus on showing that inherently flame-resistant starting fiber and fabric materials can be manufactured to produce textiles with comfort and durability. We will use innovative materials and textile fabrication processes to develop improved textiles that provide all of these important attributes in a single product. At the outset of the program, we will source materials that are available from US suppliers. We will work with an experienced textile manufacturer to produce sample fabrics for test and evaluation. We will also work with a university partner on this program who will be involved in both the testing of fabrics, and development of specialty processes to enhance specific fabric properties. This partner is well established in fabric development for the US Army, particularly with respect to FR testing and performance improvements. Our best optimized textile candidates will be tested against all Army requirements and the best materials will be provided to the Army at the end of the program.

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