Accession Number : ADA304178

Title :   Some Flammability Characteristics of the Australian Army DPCU.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Jeleniewski, Veronica ; Robinson, David

PDF Url : ADA304178

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : An examination of the flammability potential of several fabrics, commonly used by the Australian Army for the Disruptive Pattern Combat Uniform (DPCU), was undertaken. The materials examined were 50% cotton-50% polyester and 100% cotton. A 100% cotton treated with the flame retardant (FR) Proban was also evaluated. It was found that various non flame retardant fabrics had similar potential hazards. Increases in weight were found to result in increased protection. The FR treatment was shown to provide flammability protection.

Descriptors :   *FABRICS, *FLAMMABILITY, *SHIP STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, WARFARE, HAZARDS, MATERIALS, PROTECTION, PATTERNS, ARMY, AUSTRALIA, RETARDATION, UNIFORMS, FLAME INHIBITORS.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE