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Durable Stretch Barrier Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911QY-19-P-0010
Agency Tracking Number: C181-003-0030
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD181-003
Solicitation Number: 2018.0
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-01-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-07-29
Small Business Information
301 1st Street SWSuite 200, Roanoke, VA, 24011
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Bryan Koene
 (540) 558-1699
Business Contact
 Lisa Powell
Phone: (434) 483-4246
Research Institution
The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) presents a serious security threat to U.S. and allied personnel around the world.Military personnel and first responders must be prepared to operate under a wide range of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN)threats. Commercially available CBRN protective suits are bulky offering little dexterity to the wearer, therefore new stretch materials aredesired to enhance comfort and agility. While offering increased freedom of movement, currently available stretchable fabrics, are unable toprovide the chemical barrier protection required to respond to CBRN events. The ideal solution would provide stretch durability of 1220%while still providing stringent chemical and vapor protection. Researchers at Luna have developed elastomeric barrier materials that haveshown significantly reduced chemical permeation while greatly improving toughness and puncture resistance. The resulting composite barriersystem will be designed to allow lamination onto flame resistant fabrics demonstrating the practicality of the barrier system. The Phase Idevelopment program will demonstrate a multi-protective composite with superior chemical and biological protection that can easily beincorporated into new CBRN protective ensembles with high user acceptability for comfort.

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