A COMPARISON OF NOMEX AND EVOLUTION 3 FOR USE IN TENT LINERS

Authors
  1. Cain, B.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The fabrics Nomex and Evolution 3 were examined and their physical properties relevant to use in tent liners were compared. In general, Nomex was found to be superior to Evolution 3 for use in tent liners. The Nomex samples were lighter, less voluminous, stronger, more flame retardant and had a lower water vapour resistance than the Evolution 3 samples. Evolution 3 absorbed less water than did Nomex. The poor flammability properties of the Evolution 3 was its principal defect. The insulating benefits of tent liners made of either material were found to be comparable.
Report Number
TN-83-31 —
Date of publication
15 Dec 1983
Number of Pages
18
DSTKIM No
85-00049
CANDIS No
44889
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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