Fire Resistant Composite Closed Cell Foam and Nonwoven Textiles for Tents and Shelters
Final technical rept. 1 Oct 2004-3 Jan 2006
ARMACELL LLC MEBANE NC
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The objective of the overall effort is to develop a fire resisting elastomeric closed cell foam as a component of a nonwoven fabric -- foam composite for fabrication of rapidly deployed shelters. The foam component is designed to provide superior fire resisting properties and thermal insulation compared to current shelter materials. The present report summaries results of development work which led to a light weight, flexible foam with exceptional burn-through resistance and thermal insulation compared to current materials. The report also highlights tasks recommended for continued development work. Benefits of the unique nonwoven fabric - foam material for force protection are described.
- Safety Engineering