Advanced Lightweight NBC Protective Clothing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: USZA22-01-P-0035
Agency Tracking Number: 01SOC-064
Amount: $99,850.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
112 Naylon Avenue, Livingston, NJ, 07039
DUNS: 067504134
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Harry Katz
 (973) 994-4334
Business Contact
 Harry Katz
Title: President
Phone: (973) 994-4334
Research Institution
Our main objective will be to design, fabricate, and evaluate a lightweight semi-permeable or selectively permeable electrospun membrane, allowing ventilation of the wearer without exposure to outside chemical or biological hazards for NBC protectivesuits. These light weight semi permeable membranes will have the capability to provide time until agent break through after receiving an agent exposure. UDC will prove the feasibility and potential advantages of the new polymers forelectrospinning, crosslinking and lamination of electrospun membrane and a carrier fabric during this Phase I program. These laminates will be tested for breathability, bond strength and launderability. At the end of Phase I, we will provide a reportwith results and conclusions, and a Phase II plan, schedule and cost estimate.This program will provide lightweight semi-permeable or selectively permeable electrospun membrane laminates for NBC protective suits. Semi-permeable membrane materials are already widely used in commercial applications. Electrospun fiber technology isnot presently used in the commercial fabric industry, but offers great potential for integration of new materials into the fabric construction process, as well as potential medical and packaging applications.

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