Engineered Intumescent Coated Textile Materials for Improved Comfort and Thermal Protection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-08-C-6529
Agency Tracking Number: N073-159-0476
Amount: $69,968.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-159
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
Div. of Pascale Industries, Inc., 939 Currant Road, Fall River, MA, 02720
DUNS: 839103348
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vikram Sharma
 Project Manager
 (508) 673-3307
Business Contact
 Gerry Mauretti
Title: President
Phone: (508) 673-3307
Research Institution
Engineered Yarns (EY) proposes Engineered Intumescent Coated Textile Materials for improved thermal protection for the Marine. Although in use for 50 years, Intumescents have been confined to mostly paints, industrial insulation and coating industry. Intumescent materials have a unique characteristics, on the application of heat they produce a foamed structure, char like residue. Foam structures are good insulators and good barriers in preventing heat transfer. Well-formed Intumescent foam only 1/32” can reduce the heat from flame at 1368F to 572F on the back side. Such a reduction in heat would be enough to prevent most all fiber types from igniting. EY plans to develop two forms of Intumescent coated textile materials – Intumescent Coated Fabrics and Intumescent Coated Yarns. The Engineered Intumescent Textiles can be integrated into Marine ensemble for improved thermal and comfort performance. EY plans to develop Intumescent textiles in conjunction with No Melt No Drip fibers to enhance overall thermal protection for the Marine. EY proposes to integrate this engineered Intumescent functionality in all layers of ensemble to generate redundant F/R protection for the Marine. EY’s proposed solution provides improved thermal protection, low risk, fast commercialization and cost efficient alternative to Nomex based systems.

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