Accession Number : ADA294212

Title :   Quick Doff Hood (Problem Solving for Apparel Manufacturers) 91-33.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CLEMSON APPAREL RESEARCH FACILITY PENDLETON SC

Personal Author(s) : Aspland, Tony ; Nagaraja, Madhusadan

PDF Url : ADA294212

Report Date : 14 SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : The U,S. Army currently seals its Quick Doff Hoods using a solvent-based liquid adhesive that Is hand-painted onto the garment. The liquid adhesive takes several minutes to cure, releases solvent fuzes, and produces inconsistent results. After evaluating a large number of commercially available adhesives, Clemson Apparel Research located an adhesive (Worthen E-9) that cures instantly, does not release harmful fumes, and can be consistently applied using conventional seal sealing technology. With associated hood design modifications, the adhesive can be used to improve performance and production.

Descriptors :   *BIOLOGICAL WARFARE, *CHEMICAL WARFARE, *PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, *ADHESIVES, *HOODS, MANUFACTURING, PRODUCTION, LIQUIDS, PROBLEM SOLVING, FUZES(ORDNANCE), RELEASE, SOLVENTS, CLOTHING, SEALS(STOPPERS).

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment
      Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE