Accession Number : ADB029209

Title :   Exploratory Development of Coated Fabric for Fire Proximity Suits.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Apr 76-Dec 77,

Corporate Author : FABRIC RESEARCH LABS INC DEDHAM MA

Personal Author(s) : Abbott, Norman J.

Report Date : JUN 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : An aluminum-colored, coated outer fabric for use in fire proximity suits has been developed. The basic fabric used was a filament Kevlar fabric weighing 6.7 oz/sq yd. This was primed with Viton L-31, followed by three coats of Viton A containing bronze pigment, a polyurethane topcoat containing aluminum pigment, and a finish coat of clear polyurethane. The fabric does not burn, and exhibits good resistance to heat transfer. It is expected to be more comfortable and durable than the presently used aluminized Novatex fabric. Three hundred yards of the fabric were delivered to the Air Force for manufacture of experimental fire proximity suits of conventional design, and 30 yards of manufacture of six experimental suits of unconventional design. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FIRE RESISTANT TEXTILES, *FIRE RESISTANT COATINGS, ADHESION, FIRE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, POLYAMIDE PLASTICS, POLYURETHANE RESINS, ALUMINUM, PIGMENTS, HEAT TRANSFER, HEAT RESISTANT MATERIALS, METAL COATINGS, BRONZE, REFLECTANCE, INFRARED RADIATION, VISIBILITY.

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Textiles
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE