Accession Number:

AD0659974

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-INTENSITY THERMAL PROTECTIVE FABRIC.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

PRODESCO INC PERKASIE PA*

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-08-08

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

The development of a fabric that would be protective against high-intensity thermal energy was approached using three criteria, the first being that the majority of the fiber in the fabric be a textile material. After evaluating various fibers, Nomex was determined to be the primary fiber for this structure. The second parameter examined was that of a known spacing between two layers of fabric studied in various ways. The final concept arrived at was a two-layer fabric that was intimately tied together at 38 inch intervals. The third effort was directed toward finding a fibrous material that would absorb or distribute the thermal energy within the fabric itself. Of the many metallic and inorganic materials evaluated, a slit aluminum foilMylar film yarn was considered to be the optimum structure for its weight and bulk. The fabric developed from this fiber and structure evaluation was a 7.3 ozsq yd two-layer Nomex fabric tied together at intervals, either with or without a slit aluminum scrim between the two layers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Textiles
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE