Accession Number : ADA311672

Title :   Evaluation of Flame-Resistant Battings.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 93-May 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS COMMAND NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Auerbach, Margaret

PDF Url : ADA311672

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : This report summarizes the performance of several flame-resistant (FR) insulative battings and compares the data to the current needled Nomex batting (MIL-B-81813) which is currently being used in the air crewman and combat vehicle crewman cold weather clothing systems. The intent of the effort was to find a batting which would be more thermally efficient, preferably lighter in weight, provide better FR protection, compressional recovery, wet loft retention and water-repellent capabilities. Battings that were commercially available,as well as developmental battings, were evaluated under this program. Two battings were identified which merit further investigation: a P84 (polymide)/polyester blend developed under an Army contract and a Curlon/Polyester blend developed under a Navy contract.

Descriptors :   *CLOTHING, TEST AND EVALUATION, FIBERS, FLIGHT CREWS, AIR, NAVY, INSULATION, COLD WEATHER OPERATIONS, MIXTURES, WETTING, CREWS, COMBAT VEHICLES, LIGHTWEIGHT, ARMY, POLYESTER PLASTICS, POLYIMIDE PLASTICS, WATER REPELLENTS, FLAME INHIBITORS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Safety Engineering
      Combustion and Ignition
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE