Accession Number:

ADD020397

Title:

Crimp-Imbalanced Protective Fabric

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 4 Mar 2009

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-04

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

Crimp-imbalanced protective fabric is accomplished by varying the levels of yarn crimp within and across a layer or layers of a multi-layer fabric armor system. The method includes developing a crimp in the yarn utilized for producing a fiber layer by pulling the yarn through a solution that substantially coats the yarn. The removable coating has a thickness that ensures a proper amount of crimp in the yarn. The tension in the yarn is controlled the yarn is weaved and a crimp is applied in the yarn. Once the crimp is applied, families of the crimped yarn are utilized as a layer or layered to produce a soft armor form.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Textiles
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE