Facepiece-Visor Assembly for Aluminized Fire-fighters' Crash-Rescue Protective Hood (Investigation of Abrasion-Resistant Overcoating)
Technical rept. Nov 75-Jun 76
NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH FACILITY NATICK MA
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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.
- Safety Engineering
- Protective Equipment