Flame Resistant Material For Use in Protective Garment Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$1,206,470.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QY-07-C-0108
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-188-3252
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
A05-188
Solicitation Number:
2005.2
Small Business Information
NANOSYNTEX
303 North Fairmont Avenue, Suite 201, Morristown, TN, 37814
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
135958879
Principal Investigator:
Vasanth Narayanan
CEO and Director of Resea
(423) 587-2555
nanosyntex@yahoo.com
Business Contact:
Gary Arinder
President
(423) 587-2555
sales@nanosyntex.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government