Dual-use Durable Water Repellent and Anti-chemical/biological Agent Treatments

Period of Performance: 01/31/2002 - 07/30/2002

$69.9K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

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

Abstract

The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of our invented durable water repellent and oil loving materials for (1) anti-chemical and biological agent treatment on textiles and (2) durable usage to washing and dry cleaning and (3) low temperature cured application. Our invented materials were originally developed to satisfy textile mills for lower cost alternative wherein only durable water repellency is needed without oil repellency properties. It is important to understand the value of our invented materials for anti-chemical and biological defense textile system. Our invented water repellent product concept is "the lowest cost and the most durable water repellent treatment for textiles". Our selling point is lower cost and more durable water repellent treatment than commercial fluoroalkyl acrylate based materials. The success of the SBIR solicitation could certainly expand our current market effort to chemical and biological agent protection market. Nevertheless, our current marketing effort for general textile industry is going forward without the bonus from the SBIR solicitation.