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Innovative Method for Development of Hemp based Fabric

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-21-C-6618
Agency Tracking Number: N21A-T001-0089
Amount: $239,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N21A-T001
Solicitation Number: 21.A
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-09-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-03-20
Small Business Information
1515 West 2200 South Suite F
Salt Lake City, UT 84119-1441
United States
DUNS: 829431076
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Mukund Karanjikar
 (801) 953-1047
Business Contact
 Mukund Karanjikar
Phone: (801) 953-1047
Research Institution
 North Carolina State University
 Andre West
2701 Sullivan Dr., Suite 240, Campus Box 7514
Raleigh, NC 27695-7514
United States

 (919) 515-6650
 Nonprofit College or University

Hemp-based clothing are excellent for outdoor active wear, due to high strength, UV-protective qualities, mold resistance, and excellent moisture absorption and desorption. While academic research on hemp-based textiles in the US is increasing, it has naturally also become an area of interest to competing countries. Specifically, China is outperforming the US in hemp fiber technological advancements. Although hemp has excellent properties, hemp fabrics and garments still face major challenges in the fabrication process and wearability. To achieve the overarching goal of high-performance hemp military uniform, the first and crucial step is to develop high-quality hemp yarns. The proposed project will develop an innovative hybrid spinning process to yield wearable grade fabric yarns.

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