Accession Number:

ADA026034

Title:

Facepiece-Visor Assembly for Aluminized Fire-fighters' Crash-Rescue Protective Hood (Investigation of Abrasion-Resistant Overcoating)

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Nov 75-Jun 76

Corporate Author:

NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH FACILITY NATICK MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility NCTRF investigated three protective overcoatings, identified as Abcite, 0-22, and Epoxy, as possible improvements to the present transparent protective overcoating on the infrared reflective gold-coated facepiece of the Aluminized Fire-fighters Crash-Rescue Protective Hood. All samples tested with the three overcoatings easily passed new radiant heat test requirements and showed a substantial improvement in abrasion resistance over the standard coatings. When applied to the standard facepiece materials, the coatings showed good adhesion to the gold. The coatings on these materials showed reasonable resistance to a number of environmental exposures.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE