Accession Number : AD0369694

Title :   A COMPARISON OF RESIN BONDED PIGMENT, SULFUR AND QUARTERMASTER DEVELOPED VAT DYE FORMULATIONS FOR ACHIEVING INFRARED CAMOUFLAGE ON TEXTILES

Corporate Author : QUARTERMASTER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Ramsley, Alvin O ; Natsios, Basil A ; Ely, Jesse D

PDF Url : AD0369694

Report Date : 31 May 1954

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : Three colorant systems are reported which are capable of achieving specific reflectance values in the spectral range of sniperscope sensitivity which conform to recommendations proposed by the Corps of Engineers. Substantial amounts of fabric were prepared using each of the three colorant systems to obtain visual shades close to the standard for Olive Green 107. The methods described are fundamentally different from each other, namely; a resin bonded inorganic pigment system, a combination of sulfur dyes, and a recently developed vat dye formulation. In order to evaluate the methods reported, comparisons are made for several characteristics relating to field performance. Experimental data include physical properties, sewability, water repellency, color fastness, infrared reflectance, and resistance to anti-vesicant impregnation.

Descriptors :   *CAMOUFLAGE, *DYES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, INFRARED RADIATION, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, SULFUR, TABLES(DATA), TEXTILES

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE