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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-12-C-00072
Agency Tracking Number: DHS SBIR-2012.2-H-SB012.2-005-0002-I
Amount: $99,823.14
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB012.2-005
Solicitation Number: DHS SBIR-2012.2
Small Business Information
Wizbe Innovations LLC
167 Kerns Hill Rd, Manchester, ME, 04351-3501
DUNS: 614973688
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stan Farrell
 (207) 485-5690
 sfarrell@wizbe.net
Business Contact
 Stan Farrell
Title: President
Phone: (207) 485-5690
Email: sfarrell@wizbe.net
Research Institution
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.

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