Accession Number:

ADA043236

Title:

The Changing Capability of the Textile Industry to Support National Defense

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

148.0

Abstract:

This study is directly related to the Armys research and development on new and improved materials for the soldiers clothing and personal life support equipment system that could be produced quickly from a broad base of the textile industrys facilities to meet the logistical support requirements of a possible future mobilization. Recent trends in the textile industry necessitate a reappraisal of the capability of the textile industry to provide adequate support to the military services in some future national emergency. These trends include increasing textile imports, the revolutionary changes occurring in textile manufacturing, and the relative shrinkage in size of the industrys broadwoven goods manufacturing capacity in relation to total consumer demand. This report attempts to formulate some of the problems which can be foreseen at this time, and to indicate some of the factors that would be involved in assuring an adequate supply of essential military textile materials. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE