Self-Detoxifying Textiles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: FA8051-17-C-0004
Agency Tracking Number: C2-0463
Amount: $986,097.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD161-001
Solicitation Number: 2016.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-06-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-06-12
Small Business Information
301 1st Street SW,, Roanoke, VA, 24011
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Bryan Koene
 Principal Investigator
 (540) 558-1699
 koeneb@lunainc.com
Business Contact
 Ms. Shirley Evans
Phone: (540) 961-6724
Email: submissions302@lunainc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Luna Innovations is addressing the need to develop novel fluid repellent textile treatments for military uniforms that will activelydecontaminate chemical and biological warfare agents (CBWA). There have been recent significant advances in textile treatments that havedemonstrated water, oil and chemical agent resistance that are superior to Quarpel repellent treatments currently used on protectiveuniforms. Likewise, CBWA detoxification has been widely studied. Despite effectiveness at breaking down harmful agents, the practicaleffectiveness of these decontaminants on fabrics is often limited due to low efficacy, poor laundering resistance and, in particular, thedeleterious effects that highly oxidizing decontaminants have the fabric properties. Luna proposes a wash-durable treatment that selfdecontaminatesCBWA on contact, yet maintains the key properties of the garment such as fluid repellency, flame resistance, high tearstrength and comfort (e.g. lightweight, breathability, flexibility).

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