Accession Number : AD0833709

Title :   EVALUATION OF LOW TEMPERATURE RESISTANT COATED FABRICS FOR PNEUMATIC LIFE PRESERVER.

Descriptive Note : Phase rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AERO MATERIAS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Kelly, Warren T.

Report Date : 26 APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Life preserver fabrics with low temperature resistant coatings from three manufacturers and the lightweight life raft fabric were evaluated for low temperature resistance. A -80F cold flexing can be obtained in present weight configuration. A -90F cold flexing was obtained on a light weight urethane coated fabric and the lightweight raft fabric. Fabrication trials recommended to evaluate curling and stiffness properties of the new lower temperature fabrics. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEXTILES, RELIABILITY), (*LIFE PRESERVERS, COLD WEATHER TESTS), SPECIFICATIONS, COATINGS, PROTECTIVE TREATMENTS, NYLON, CHLOROPRENES, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, CRACKS, HARDNESS, TEST METHODS.

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE