Accession Number : ADA294376

Title :   Quick Doff Hood (Problem Solving for Apparel Manufacturers),

Corporate Author : CLEMSON APPAREL RESEARCH FACILITY PENDLETON SC

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

PDF Url : ADA294376

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 fumes, and produces inconsistent results. After evaluating a large number of commercially available adhesive Clemson Apparel Research located an adhesive (Worthen E-9) that cures instantly, does not release harmful fumes, and can be consistently applied using conventional seam sealing technology. With associated hood design modifications the adhesive can be used to improve hood performance and production. (AN)

Descriptors :   *MANUFACTURING, *FABRICS, *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, *RUBBER ADHESIVES, TEST AND EVALUATION, ARMY RESEARCH, MILITARY STANDARDS, COMPARISON, NYLON, FABRICATION, PROBLEM SOLVING, PRODUCTION CONTROL, FUMES, SOLVENTS, DESIGN CRITERIA, URETHANES, TOLUENES, ADHESIVE TAPES, BUTYL RUBBER, HEAT SEALING.

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Textiles
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE