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Disruptive fibers and textiles for flexible protection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4516
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-053
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
Vorbeck Materials Corp.
8306 Patuxent Range Road Unit 105 Jessup, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Disruptive fibers and textiles for flexible protection
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911QX-12-C-0121
Award Amount: $730,000.00
 

Abstract:

Disruptive fibers for flexible armor and related applications require high modulus, tenacity, and thermal/environmental stability. In organic fibers, high stiffness arises from high molecular orientation, often coupled with high crystallinity within the polymer chains. On the other hand, the strength and modulus of composite fibers reinforced with fillers are mainly due to the load carrying capacity of the filler through load transfer at the interface. Nanoparticle fillers can reinforce the polymer matrix and can also modify the crystallization of the polymer matrix by changing crystallinity. Combined with high strength nanofillers, we will use new processes and materials to optimizing the performance of hybrid-fibers for flexible armor applications.

Principal Investigator:

John Lettow
President
(301) 497-9000
john.lettow@vorbeck.com

Business Contact:

Christy Martin
Director
(301) 497-9000
christy.martin@vorbeck.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vorbeck Materials Corp.
8306 Patuxent Range Road Unit 105 Jessup, MD 20794

EIN/Tax ID: 205539174
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No