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3-D Epoxy Printed Fabrics (Woven, Knits, Stretch Knits) for Integrated Sharp Object Protection for Dive Suit or Dive Skin Garment and Body Mapped Prot

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-10-P-0066
Agency Tracking Number: S101-001-0081
Amount: $99,968.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM10-001
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-08-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-02-12
Small Business Information
Div. of Pascale Industries, Inc., 939 Currant Road, Fall River, MA, 02720
DUNS: 839103348
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vikram Sharma
 Principal Investigator
 (508) 673-3307
Business Contact
 Gerald Mauretti
Title: President
Phone: (508) 673-3307
Research Institution
EY Technologies (EYT) proposes to accomplish three key objectives in this effort: 1) Generate 3-D Epoxy Printed Fabric Surfaces for Integrated Dive-Suit Sharp Object Protection. 2) Generate 3-D Epoxy Printed Knit Fabrics for Dive-Skin Garment for Sharp Object Protection 3) Body Mapped Sharp Object Protection Dive-Suit Design EYT has partnered with Polartec®, HDM, WhitesDiving to address the lack of Sharp object protection in current Dive Suit Systems. EYT proposes development of 3-D Epoxy Printed Fabrics (Woven, Knits, Stretch Knits) for cut, abrasion, puncture and penetration protection, for diver on land or water from sharp objects in either dive-suit or dive-skin form. EYT’s approach builds on traditional approach for protection from sharp objects, i.e. high cover factor or dense woven fabrics from Warwick Mills, which typically yields heavier woven fabrics that, have no give or stretch, which will likely hinder the diver’s motion both in water and on land. EYT proposed Body Mapped Protection Dive Suit approach provides flexibility to incorporate, any type or combination of fabric layers, tailored to trauma susceptibility of body parts from sharp objects. EYT team members: Polartec®, HDM, WhitesDiving®, UMass MarineTechCenter, bring together a strong team that will ensure success of the proposed program and commercialization. BENEFITS: The 3-D Epoxy Printed Fabrics (woven, knits, or coated yarn stretch knits) are highly resilient and flexible that generates extremely durable sharp object protection (cut, abrasion, penetration, puncture, laceration) yet do not mitigate SOCOM Divers actions, motion or operational tasks in any threat environment both in water and on land, is highly desirable for applications beyond Military in commercial applications. Such a system would have great application in Commercial Dive Suit Market, Industrial Market (Oilmen, Fishing); Clothing for active sports people (Hunting, Climbing etc.) would be another target market. Companies will readily integrate this Lightweight 3-D Epoxy printed fabric layers system into consumer products and markets (gloves, jackets, shoes etc.).

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