Next Generation Textiles for Multi-Threat Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,823.14
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HSHQDC-12-C-00072
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
DHS SBIR-2012.2-H-SB012.2-005-0002-I
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB012.2-005
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
167 Kerns Hill Rd, Manchester, ME, 04351-3501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
614973688
Principal Investigator:
StanFarrell
sfarrell@wizbe.net
Business Contact:
StanFarrell
sfarrell@wizbe.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
When responding to an incident, first responders often do not know what environments they will encounter at the incident scene. Although the garments that they are wearing may provide protection in their normal working environment, it may not be suited for unexpected conditions they encounter when they reach the scene of the incident, or as the incident progresses. Through this SBIR, Wizbe Innovations, Tex Tech Industries, University of Maine, and Supreme Corporation, will develop and introduce a basic textile for use in protective clothing for first responders. This textile and clothing made from this clothing will provide a basic level of protection including: ballistic/fragmentation, slash/stab for knife/cut glass type incidents, antimicrobial protection, and fire resistance. The new textile and garments made from the textile will be lightweight and flexible enough to enable wearing in most typical, daily activities and enable a certain level of protection.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government