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Seamless Knitting for Military Protective Clothing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0096
Agency Tracking Number: N182-124-0407
Amount: $123,748.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N182-124
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-12-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-06-04
Small Business Information
216 Lafayette Rd, North Hampton, NH, 03862
DUNS: 105731905
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Lord
 (603) 964-9421
Business Contact
 Chip Crotty
Phone: (603) 964-9421
Research Institution
Recent developments in machinery and flame-resistant (FR) yarn blends provide an opportunity to improve Sailor comfort, reduce heat stress, and maintain protection while reducing manufacturing lead-times, costs, and waste by utilizing novel seamless knitting technologies. The proposed effort will evaluate the feasibility of using 3D knitting with FR yarns and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of seamless knit garments and accessories for Naval applications to identify garments with the greatest benefit of developing a seamless alternative. Following the development of prototype articles a suite of laboratory and field-testing will be conducted to assess the technology against traditional cut and sew techniques for performance and comfort. A successful effort will lead to a commercial base for the technology, providing the Navy with a low cost, highly efficient source for key pieces of knit wear including protective gear.

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