Accession Number:

ADB017280

Title:

Design of Parachute Component Materials from Kevlar 29 and 49

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jan 1975-Apr 1976

Corporate Author:

FABRIC RESEARCH LABS INC DEDHAM MA

Report Date:

1976-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

134.0

Abstract:

Designs for Kevlar parachute component materials have been developed, including ribbons, tapes, webbings, tubular webbings, canopy and pack fabrics, braided cords, and sewing threads. Kevlar materials weigh approximately 13 as much as corresponding nylon materials of the same strength. This permits a saving of about 50 as the weight and bulk of parachutes made from Kevlar instead of nylon.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes
  • Textiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE