A Wool/Nylon Melton Material for Use in Navy Peacoats.
Final rept. Oct 79-Sep 81,
NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH FACILITY NATICK MA
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The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility NCTRF developed two experimental 8515 woolnylon, 22-ounce per linear yard melton materials for possible replacement of the current Cloth, Melton, Wool, MIL-C-16290. The objective was to develop a material which provide the same general physical and performance characteristics of the standard melton but would be both easier and less expensive to manufacture. Two manufacturers produced each of two types of constructions for our evaluation. One construction was identical to that used in the standard melton, while the other was modified with a 10 reduction in warp and filling yarns. Both manufacturers materials were laboratory evaluated and one manufacturers material was subsequently selected to be made into peacoats for wear testing. Results of the wear test indicated that either construction would be suitable for use as a replacement for the current standard. Because the modified construction is lower in cost, this material is being recommended for adoption. This report discusses both the laboratory test results and the garment evaluation findings. Author
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