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Flame Resistant Material For Use in Protective Garment Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-07-C-0108
Agency Tracking Number: A052-188-3252
Amount: $1,206,470.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-188
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-09-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-12-31
Small Business Information
303 North Fairmont Avenue, Suite 201, Morristown, TN, 37814
DUNS: 135958879
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vasanth Narayanan
 CEO and Director of Resea
 (423) 587-2555
Business Contact
 Gary Arinder
Title: President
Phone: (423) 587-2555
Research Institution
The main objective of this proposal is to build on the efforts of the Army SBIR Phase I project to finalize the design and development of a superior lightweight and comfortable flame resistant garment made of nonwoven composite fabric. The goal is to significantly elevate the fire and thermal protection properties of these next generation composite fabrics over conventional Nomex® at lower cost. Specific target for this proposal will be to provide an FR garment that offers protection against a heat flux of 2.0 cal/cm2 sec increasing the escape time for the soldiers by at least 50% under severe flame conditions. The principal approach will be to utilize high performance and inherently FR fibers in a durable hydroentangled nonwoven composite fabric construction to produce superior flame and thermal resistant garments. Additionally, water repellent (WR) fire resistant garments with resistance to Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants will be developed.

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