Tamper Resistant Stretch Wrap

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC080020
Agency Tracking Number: 0711099
Amount: $99,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB07.1-003
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, -
DUNS: 004627316
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeremiah Slade
 Senior Engineer
 (781) 890-1338
Business Contact
 William Thompson
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (781) 890-1338
Email: bthompson@infoscitex.com
Research Institution
Stretch wrap film is increasingly being used to secure palletized cargo for shipment due to its low cost and ease of use with irregular loads. IST is proposing to develop a stretch wrap material that provides a visible means of tamper indication. This will be accomplished by impregnating the wrapping material with liquid tagging agents. These agents will remain clear while in the film in order to disguise their presence and permit visual inspection of the cargo. If the film is cut or punctured the liquid will be released. It will then react with the atmosphere to form a dye that stains the surround of the opening as well as the hands of the perpetrator. Both visible and UV fluorescent tagging agents are readily available. Which type is used will depend on whether or not it is desired that the perpetrator know that their actions have been detected. By indicating the location of possible tamper sites, as well as potential suspects, ISTs secure wrap technology will greatly improve supply chain security. This will be an invaluable tool for ensuring the safety of cargo coming into the country or going out to our forces abroad.

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