Thin Film Coatings for Antimicrobial Textiles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-09-C-0039
Agency Tracking Number: A072-068-2188
Amount: $729,920.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-068
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
1 Riverside Circle, Suite 400, Roanoke, VA, 24016
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Small
 Principal Investigator
 (540) 552-5128
Business Contact
 Angela Keen
Title: Senior Contracts Administ
Phone: (540) 552-5128
Research Institution
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.

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