Non-Woven Textile Technologies: Durable Nonwoven Composite Fabrics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$648,132.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
M67854-11-C-6541
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0074b
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
N03-162
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Small Business Information
11306 Timber Tech Road, Suite B, Tomball, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
135958879
Principal Investigator:
Vasanth Narayanan
CEO
(281) 516-2585
nanosyntex@yahoo.com
Business Contact:
Gary Arinder
President
(281) 516-2585
sales@nanosyntex.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
In Phase I, Nanosyntex demonstrated the feasibility of creating high-performance nonwoven composite fabrics that showed superior strength and comfort properties over current woven military uniform fabrics. The main objective of this Phase II SBIR project is to further optimize the design and structure of these composite fabrics through advanced research studies to specifically enhance abrasion resistance and wash durability. Additionally, the effects of various finishing treatments to impart water repellency, wrinkle-resistance and softness characteristics to the nonwoven composite fabrics will be studied. The prototypes of various nonwoven composite fabrics will be tested for comfort, strength, durability, washability and printability characteristics. Process parameters and equipment design will be optimized through numerous prototype trials. Prototype Marine Corps combat utility uniforms will be manufactured using a domestically installed pilot unit by Nanosyntex and field tested to verify and optimize performance. Other tasks that will be carried out in the Phase II Option include the design and development of fire retardant fabrics for military uniforms, heavy-duty tentage and equipage items as well as investigation of semi-permeable membrane/nanofibers-based barrier composite prototypes for protective shelters.

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