Non-Woven Textile Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-04-C-3006
Agency Tracking Number: N032-0074
Amount: $99,906.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-162
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
448 North Cedar Bluff Road, Suite 222, Knoxville, TN, 37923
DUNS: 135958879
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vice President, R&D
 (423) 586-1101
Business Contact
 Gary Arinder
Title: President
Phone: (865) 993-6092
Research Institution
The main objective of this proposal is to investigate the use of nonwoven textile composite fabrics in military applications such as battledress uniforms (BDU), chemical and biological agents protective uniforms (CBPU), tents, tarps, coverings, bags and other miscellaneous items where conventional woven and knitted fabrics are currently used. The opportunity is to create innovative and lightweight nonwoven composites that will enhance the functional performance of current military uniforms and other textile applications while retaining properties of wear, durability and printability at improved life cycle cost. The possibility of improving the current design of BDU to incorporate additional protection against chemical and biological agents while reducing the heat stress will also be explored. This phase I proposal will investigate the potential uses of various nonwoven textile technologies such as spunlace, spunbond, melt blown, ultrasonic-bonded and needle-punched for use in the US military. The nonwoven composite fabrics will be tested for functional properties such as durability, air permeability, printability and launderability.

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