Thin Film Coatings for Antimicrobial Textiles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,920.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911NF-09-C-0039
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-068-2188
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
A07-068
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle, Suite 400, Roanoke, VA, 24016
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
627132913
Principal Investigator:
Aaron Small
Principal Investigator
(540) 552-5128
submissions302@lunainnovations.com
Business Contact:
Angela Keen
Senior Contracts Administ
(540) 552-5128
submissions302@lunainnovations.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Current clothing worn by soldiers offers little to no protection from biological agents. Biological agents may remain active on the textile surface or even pass through the textile. Luna Innovations, with partners Shawmut Corporation and Triton Systems Incorporated, are developing biocidal textiles capable of rendering lethal biological agents harmless on contact. Reactive biocides are deposited in a thin film on the textile surface through a gas phase process, resulting in a lightweight antimicrobial textile. Covalent attachment and crosslinking of the biocidal coating resulting from the plasma process results in long term protection on repeated laundering. During the Phase II program, Luna and their team will maximize durability and optimize processing parameters for the Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Liquid Deposition (APPLD) process with Luna’s novel reactive biocides on cotton, nylon, and polyester fabrics.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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