Accession Number : AD0737099

Title :   Development of Thermally Durable Coated Fabrics for Use in Flight Gloves.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 69-Dec 70,

Corporate Author : FABRIC RESEARCH LABS INC DEDHAM MASS

Personal Author(s) : Skelton,John ; Kaswell,Ernest R.

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : The flight gloves currently supplied to Air Force flight crew members provide softness, tactile response, gripping power and durability, but in contact with flame or in heated environments, their leather burns, shrinks violently, and becomes stiff and brittle. Because of potential danger, an effort is reported to develop materials with mechanical performance characteristics similar to those of leather, but which are flameproof and thermally stable.

Descriptors :   (*GLOVES, THERMAL STABILITY), (*FLIGHT CLOTHING, FIRE RESISTANT MATERIALS), FLIGHT CREWS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, COATINGS, SHRINKAGE, HAZARDS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Textiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE