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

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX10CD25P
Award Id:
95385
Agency Tracking Number:
094382
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
X2
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2531 West 237th Street, Suite 127, Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
114060861
Principal Investigator:
TaniaBetancourt
Principal Investigator
(310) 530-2011
tania.betancourt-1@innosense.us
Business Contact:
KisholoyGoswami
Business Official
(310) 530-2011
kisholoy.goswami@innosense.us
Research Institute:
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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