Selectively Permeable Elastomeric Membranes for Protective Clothing

Period of Performance: 01/23/2002 - 07/22/2002

$70K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Fulfill America, Inc.
8748 E. Valley Bl., Suite L
Rosemead, CA 91770
Principal Investigator

Abstract

This proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of our invented selective permeable elastomeric membranes of 1-4 mil thick for (1) impermeable to chemical and biological agents and (2) breathable to moisture vapor and (3) durable to field usage under flexing, abrasion and POL contamination. The proposed work involves with sound molecular level modeling as well as state-of-art polymerization technique for making our invented novel materials. The invented ionomers could also be used in low cost, high power density fuel cell membarnes. Our invented ionomers have been positioned to the fuel cell membarne market as "the lowest cost and highest power density ionomer membranes". Our invented ionomers will also be positioned into waterproof breathable protective clothing market. The success of current SBIR solicitation could certainly expand our market effort to chemical and biological agent protection market. Nevertheless, our current market effort for fuel cell application and general protective breathable outerwear market of our invented ionomers is going forward without the bonus of the SBIR solicitation.