DIFFUSION OF WATER VAPOUR THROUGH COLD GORE-TEX™

Authors
  1. Osczevski, R.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A simple procedure was devised to measure the water vapour diffusion resistnace of a hydrophilic material at temperatures below freezing. The results indicate that the resistance of the hydrophilic part of a Gore-Tex (Trademark) laminate is considerably greater in the cold than it is at normal room temperature. It is concluded that the amount of water that can diffuse through any clothing shell, particularly one with a hydrophilic component, may not be significant at temperatures below freezing.
Keywords
Rainwear;Gore-Tex
Report Number
DREO-1202 —
Date of publication
01 Jul 1993
Number of Pages
21
DSTKIM No
94-03456
CANDIS No
142873
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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