Accession Number : AD0891381

Title :   Improvement of Accelerated Aging Methods for Coated Fabrics.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING DIRE CTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Koehler, Thomas J.

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A study was made by the Reasearch Directorate, Weapons Laboratory at Rock Island to update and standardize methods and equipment for use in the evaluation of accelerated deterioration of coated fabrics. The coated fabrics were exposed to accelerated and natural weathering. The twelve-month exposures at the Panama open-sunlight site resulted in the most severe deterioration. Short-term aging tests with the use of a carbon-arc Weather-Ometer, Fade-Ometer, and air-circulating oven inaccurately predicted coated-fabric deterioration rates encountered under hot - wet climatic conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEXTILES, AGING(MATERIALS)), (*PLASTIC COATINGS, TEXTILES), DETERIORATION, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), WEATHER, STANDARDIZATION, TEST EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Textiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE