Accession Number:

ADA433437

Title:

Concealment of the Warfighter's Equipment Through Enhanced Polymer Technology

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

INVISTA WILMINGTON DE

Report Date:

2004-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

One method to modify the Near Infrared NIR reflection signature of a base fabric is through the addition of nano and micro particle size additives to the polymer during fiber manufacturing. Different additives produce various effects in both the visual and near infrared spectrum. Work between INVISTA and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center has allowed for the development and commercialization of these fibers so that the warfighters equipment can meet both the visual and near infrared requirements for enhanced concealment.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Textiles
  • Optical Countermeasures

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE