Accession Number : ADA134103

Title :   A Wool/Nylon Melton Material for Use in Navy Peacoats.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 79-Sep 81,


Personal Author(s) : Roy,Maurice W ; Bernstein,Sumner H

PDF Url : ADA134103

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility (NCTRF) developed two experimental 85/15 wool/nylon, 22-ounce per linear yard melton materials for possible replacement of the current Cloth, Melton, Wool, MIL-C-16290. The objective was to develop a material which provide the same general physical and performance characteristics of the standard melton but would be both easier and less expensive to manufacture. Two manufacturers produced each of two types of constructions for our evaluation. One construction was identical to that used in the standard melton, while the other was modified with a 10% reduction in warp and filling yarns. Both manufacturers' materials were laboratory evaluated and one manufacturer's material was subsequently selected to be made into peacoats for wear testing. Results of the wear test indicated that either construction would be suitable for use as a replacement for the current standard. Because the modified construction is lower in cost, this material is being recommended for adoption. This report discusses both the laboratory test results and the garment evaluation findings. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Nylon, *Woolen textiles, *Overcoats, Naval research, Manufacturing, Textile industry, Physical properties, Cost effectiveness, Yarns, Laboratory tests, Selection, Wear, Test and evaluation, Quality

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE