A Comparison of Nomex and Evolution 3 for Use in Tent Liners
DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)
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The fabrics Nomex and Evolution 3 were examined and their physical properties relevant to use in tent liners were compared. In general, Nomex was found to be superior to Evolution 3 for use in tent liners. The Nomex samples were lighter, less voluminous, stronger, more flame retardent, and had a lower water-vapour resistance than the Evolution 3 samples. Evolution 3 absorbed less water than did Nomex. The poor flammability properties of the Evolution 3 was its principal defect. The insulating benefits of tent liners made of either material were found to be comparable. Originator-supplied keywords include Material properties, Strength, and Thermal resistance.