Accession Number : ADA258411


Title :   A Wool/Nylon Melton Material for use in Navy Peacoats.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 1979-Sep 1981,


Corporate Author : NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH FACILITY NATICK MA


Personal Author(s) : Roy, Maurice W ; Bernstein, Sumner H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258411.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1983


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility (NCTRF) has developed and evaluated two experimental 85/15 wool/nylon, 22-ounce per linear yard, melton materials for possible replacement of the current Cloth, Melton, Wool, MIL-C-16290. One of the experimental materials was constructed identically to the standard material, while the other was constructed with a 10% reduction in warp and filling yarns. Those materials were subjected to laboratory tests of 18 material characteristics, including weight, shrinkage, break strength, acidity, colorfastness, abrasion resistance, and permeability. Test results indicated that both constructions are suitable as a replacement for the standard. As a result, the modified construction with the 10% reduction in warp and filling yarns is being recommended for adoption as a replacement for the standard 100% wool melton. Wool/Nylon melton material; Navy peacoats; Blend fabrics; Materials tests; Military clothing.


Descriptors :   *CLOTHING , *TEXTILES , *WEAR RESISTANCE , *WOOLEN TEXTILES , TEST AND EVALUATION , PERMEABILITY , LABORATORY TESTS , LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE) , MATERIALS , NAVY , SHRINKAGE , YARNS , RESISTANCE , NYLON , RESEARCH FACILITIES , REDUCTION , FABRICS , WEIGHT , REPLACEMENT


Subject Categories : Textiles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE