Quiet Loop ®

Quiet Loop® was developed in close collaboration with the US Army Natick Research, Design and Engineering Center, under a US Army funded R&D contract. Natick tested the resulting Propel product and their field testing  demonstrated how quiet it is. In fact, we’ve heard audio files collected during testing and it’s amazing how much more quiet…

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Ghillie Suit Yarn Accessory Kit (YAK)

Propel developed the Fire Resistant Ghillie Yarn Accessory Kit in response to a request from the  Program Manager for Soldier Combat and Individual Equipment (PM-SCIE), US Army, to the US textile industry for help in replacing  the highly flammable hemp/jute textile used by US Army Snipers to construct their personal camouflage system – known as…

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Exoskin®

Exoskin® is a unique polyurethane membrane with superior water-resistant and abrasion resistance properties, and  proven to withstand the equivalent of 4 years continual use in accelerated aging tests.  With up to  400% stretching capability, withstanding up to 2200kg of tensile stress per square inch, this super-stretchy material can be used for neck and wrist seals,…

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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 Title: Electronically Functional Garment Systems: A Smart Integrated Uniform (SIU™) Demonstration Prototype SBIR Phase II: N143-127…

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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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