Non-Flammable Crew Clothing Utilizing Phosphorus-Based Fire Retardant Polymers

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$99,999.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNX10CD25P
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
094382
Solicitation Topic Code:
X2.04
Small Business Information
Innosense, LLC
2531 West 237th Street, Suite 127, Torrance, CA, 90505-5245
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
114060861
Principal Investigator
 Tania Betancourt
 Principal Investigator
 (310) 530-2011
 tania.betancourt-1@innosense.us
Business Contact
 Kisholoy Goswami
Title: Business Official
Phone: (310) 530-2011
Email: kisholoy.goswami@innosense.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
For maintaining U.S. leadership role in space exploration, there is an urgent need to develop non-flammable shirts, shorts, sweaters, and jackets without compromising the comfort and flexibility of the fabrics. InnoSense LLC (ISL) proposes to utilize its phosphorus-containing ionic polymers in crew clothing. In Phase I, this project would demonstrate flame retardancy and perform standard tests showing adequate comfort, appearance, durability, and non-toxicity, which can be realized from ISL polymers. The overall goal is to take existing fabrics, with their desirable physical properties and high level of comfort, and inserting flame retardancy. The innovations of the proposed approach will offer durability of the treated fabric since the polymers will be covalently bonded to the fabrics. Phase I evaluation will also include biocompatibility of the treated fabrics. Fine-tuning and process scale up will be accomplished in Phase II.

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