ROCKLEDGE, FL — December 9th, 2020 — Mainstream Engineering Corporation (Rockledge, FL) has been awarded a contract from the US Army for Improved Techniques in Chemical-Biological Personal Protective Equipment.
The Joint Chemical and Biological Defense Program is funding Mainstream to demonstrate an means to improve chemical-biological (CB) personal protective equipment (PPE).
Current military CB suits utilize activated carbon as a protective barrier against chemical warfare agents (CWAs). While effective, carbon does not efficiently detoxify CWAs. The ability to integrate a reactive material into suits represents an advantage for mitigating the chemical hazard.
About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a 34-year-old Brevard County, Florida manufacturer with a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced cost-competitive products, which are made in the USA. Founded in 1986, Mainstream’s mission is to transition advanced R&D into high-quality, environmentally-safe, green, commercial products using lean manufacturing techniques. Areas of research include thermal control, energy conversion, power electronics, biomass conversion, chemical technology and materials science.