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Low-Cost, Durable and Non-Toxic Flame-Resistant Fabric Treatment for Combat Uniform

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-13-C-6516
Agency Tracking Number: N123-153-0143
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N123-153
Solicitation Number: 2012.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-02-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-08-01
Small Business Information
2531 West 237th Street Suite 127
Torrance, CA -
United States
DUNS: 114060861
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Hess
 Deputy Director
 (310) 530-2011
 david.hess-1@innosense.us
Business Contact
 Kisholoy Goswami
Title: President
Phone: (310) 530-2011
Email: kisholoy.goswami@innosense.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The United States Marine Corps is interested in developing affordable and durable flame resistant fabric treatments for NYCO (50% nylon-50% cotton) fabrics like those used in the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniforms (MCCUU). The proposed treatment must not increase the overall price by more than $4 to $8 per MCCUU. InnoSense LLC (ISL) proposes to introduce a novel method to for attaching non-halogenated compounds to the surface of the current generation MCCUU as flame retardant materials. The proposed treatment will not adversely affect the functionality of any other coating or treatment on the uniform, and will be covalently bonded to the surface of the fabric via traditional dye methods. During Phase I, ISL will develop the processing methodology to produce a cost-effective flame retardant material. ISL will work with Milliken Company to develop a process that will minimize the cost increase over the base MCCUU material. During Phase II, ISL will scale-up the processing methodology to delivery an appropriate quantity of yardage for field testing and product verification. ISL will maintain its ongoing relationship with Milliken to develop a durable, cost-effective flame retardant treatment that will survive daily use while imparting no adverse affects on existing fabric treatments.

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