Accession Number:

ADA504290

Title:

Advanced Textile Laminates for Chemical Biological Protective Clothing

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK SOLDIER RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA

Report Date:

2008-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Much of the chemical biological CB protective clothing used by the military is based on the use of activated charcoal as a major component of a composite textile system. This clothing does a good job in providing protection, however it is quite heavy, uncomfortable, and potentially subjects the wearer to heat stress. Lightweight textile systems are under development to address these issues. Laminates have been developed based on selectively permeable membranes as well as others incorporating filter fabrics. These novel materials have the potential to provide CB protection in lighter weight, more comfortable clothing systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE