FLAMEPROOFING OF NYLON FABRICS
QUARTERMASTER RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMMAND NATICK MA NATICK
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This report summarizes work that has been done to develop a finish capable of rendering nylon fabrics flame and drip-proof. If such a finish were available, the high strength and low weight characteristics of nylon could be used to advantage in lightweight tentage. The flaming and dripping of molten nylon when the fabric is ignited is undesirable. The flaming melt presents a dual hazard it may propagate flaming as it drips into flammable material and it can cause serious burns to personnel both from the flaming and from the fact that the molten nylon adheres to the skin and releases heat as it cools. A preliminary investigation to remedy this condition was initiated when it was noted that neoprene coated nylon, when ignited, burned but did not drip after combustion and left a crisp paper-like char.
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