Accession Number : ADA306781

Title :   Flame Resistant Officers and Chief Petty Officers Work Uniform Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH FACILITY NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Cooper, Michelle H. ; Giblo, Joseph ; Pine, M. W. ; Reeps, Suzanne M. ; Wojtaszek, Richard

PDF Url : ADA306781

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility evaluated potential commercially available fire retardant (FR) candidate replacement fabrics for the Navy's 65/35 polyester/cotton poplin khaki shirt and twill trouser fabrics, for application in all officer and Chief Petty Officer (CPO) khaki shipboard work uniforms. Based upon user preference, durability and flame protection data, the recommended flame resistant working uniform for officers and CPO's is the inherently FR 55/45 Fibrous Flame Retardant/cotton blended shirting and trouser materials, commercially known as 'Firewear'.

Descriptors :   *TEST AND EVALUATION, *UNIFORMS, *FIRE RESISTANT MATERIALS, *FIRE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, NAVAL PERSONNEL, FABRICS, USER NEEDS, OFFICER PERSONNEL, SHIP FIRES, COTTON TEXTILES, POLYESTER FIBERS.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE