Accession Number : AD0787638

Title :   Evaluation of Nomex, and Polypropylene Blend-Type Cold Weather Underwear.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA CREW SYSTEMS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Jencks, Craig

Report Date : 25 MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A Nomex and a Polypropylene Blend-Type Cold Weather Underwear have been operationally evaluated in conjunction with the CWU-33/P Anti-Exposure Ventilated Wet Suit for the purpose of determining whether either garment provides better overall performance characteristics than the standard fleet-issued aviation polyvinylchloride underwear. A replacement for the polyvinvychloride underwear is sought because of the underwear's unsatisfactory shrinkage with high temperature shipboard laundering. Concluding evaluation analysis indicates that both evaluated underwear types are nearly identical to each other in all respects with both being preferred over the standard polyvinylchloride underwear. The Nomex underwear has been selected for Fleet introduction over the Polypropylene blend-type underwear, based on its greater fire resistant properties and logistic availability. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *UNDERWEAR, *TEST METHODS, *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, POLYPROPYLENE, POLYVINYL CHLORIDE, EXPOSURE SUITS, FLIGHT CREWS, LAUNDRY OPERATIONS, FIRE RESISTANT MATERIALS, THERMAL INSULATION, NYLON, COMPATIBILITY, ACCEPTABILITY.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Protective Equipment
      Textiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE