DEVELOPMENT OF REVISED SIMPLEX FABRIC FOR SUMMER FLYING GLOVES.
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER JOHNSVILLE PA AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH DEPT
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An improved Simplex knitted fabric was developed for use in summer flying gloves which would effect better protection in the event of exposure to flames and reduce or eliminate the difficulties encountered with the filament Simplex fabric. The fabric was to conform to all the requirements needed for comfort, serviceability and protection. All manufacturing techniques utilized in this effort were to conform to and be compatible with standard commercial methods for reproducing the finished product. The primary difficulties encountered in the fleet evaluation of the filament glove were limited to seam slippage and glove fit. Since the seam slippage presents a problem in serviceability, it is proposed that the yarn structure be modified from a continuous filament yarn to a yarn spun from short length staple fibers. This in itself would effect a greater degree of surface cohesiveness within the fabric structure and thus help to hold the seams in place. As far as the glove fit in the thumb area was concerned, a simple modification of the pattern accomplished the change.
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