Chemical and Biological Resistant Clothing
Final rept. 28 Sep 2011-28 Feb 2013
ARKEMA INC PHILADELPHIA PA
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The research team composed of Arkema, Lion Apparel and University of Cincinnati UC successfully identified new barrier materials that exceed current technology for protective garments. These materials are novel semi-permeable membranes SPMs based on an amphiphilic block copolymers BCPs blended in a high-strength host polymer. This innovation was enabled by Arkemas Blocbuilder controlled radical BCP polymerization technology, which generates tailored polymer architectures. The water transport properties and chemical warfare agent CWA rejection were measured at Arkema and UC. UC also developed characterization methods and computer simulation models to relate the permeation properties to the composition and nano scale morphology of the membranes.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Protective Equipment