Founded in 2006, Propel LLC, a woman-owned small business, is a product innovation company focused on the development, sales and marketing of textile driven technologies and products, with a primary focus on the fire service and military markets.

Case Studies

Stitchless Seam Engineering

Seam Engineering: Stitchless Seam Technology US NAVY SBIR PHASE I&II AWARDS TOPIC No.: N122-134 PHASE II AWARD No.: N00189-15-C-Z087 This project is a technology pathway to the future of garment making – exploring the potential for new Stitchless methods to replace sewing with needle and thread. For our customer – the US Navy – the…

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E-Textiles & Smart Integrated Uniform™

  Propel is engaged in multiple DOD SBIR funded efforts, and its own efforts to develop e-yarns, e-textiles and smart garments with a goal of connecting the human to the system, such as the sailor to the shipʼs system. TOPIC No.: N143-127 AWARD No.: N00189-15-P-Z579 Phase II Topic Title: Electrically Functional Garment Systems: A Smart…

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WASP: Wearable Advanced Sensor Platform

Propel is a key member of the multi-company, multi-university team that has worked with Globe Manufacturing LLC, Pittsfield NH, to develop the first workplace wearable to continuously monitor a firefighterʼs physiology and indoor location. WASP collects, transmits, and displays integrated user data in real time to a command station or remote monitoring location. Knowing where…

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