Accession Number : AD0484478

Title :   INTEGRATED ENGINEERING/SERVICE TEST OF SYNTHETIC CHAMOIS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY GENERAL EQUIPMENT TEST ACTIVITY FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Richard H. ; Salyers, Brenda L.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : An integrated engineering/service test of four synthetic chamois was conducted to determine the technical performance of synthetic chamois and to determine their suitability for use by the Army. Tests were conducted during the period 13 July 1965 to 11 January 1966. The engineering portion of the test compared the four synthetic chamois with the standard general purpose chamois and its Federal Specifications. The service test portion determined to what degree from the user's viewpoint the synthetic chamois performed the basic functions which the present standard general purpose chamois is now performing. It was concluded that the code 'S' chamois was the only one of the four synthetic chamois that compared satisfactorily to the criteria and to the standard general purpose chamois and that it was considered suitable for Army use. It was recommended that the code 'S' synthetic chamois be considered suitable for use by the U. S. Army.

Descriptors :   (*ARTIFICIAL LEATHER, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS), DRYING, CLEANING, THICKNESS, ABSORPTION, WEAR RESISTANCE, FLAMMABILITY, ACCEPTABILITY, SAFETY, VISUAL INSPECTION, AIRCRAFT, STATIC ELECTRICITY, COSTS, TEST METHODS, FUNGI, VEHICLES.

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE