DEGRADATION OF MICROPOROUS - POLYURETHANE COATED FABRICS

Authors
  1. Wilcock, A.
  2. Boudreau, S.
Corporate Authors
Guelph Univ, Guelph ONT (CAN) Dept of Consumer Studies;Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The purpose of the study was to investigate the performance of a polyester/cotton and a nylon fabric coated with a microporous polyurethane and to compare this performance with that of the uncoated fabrics. The fabrics were subjected to various insults and the effect determined by performing physical tests. There was no consistant change in the physical properties of the coated or uncoated fabrics due to laundering or dry cleaning. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation resulted in a progressive loss in strength. Sweat poisoning the coated fabric resulted in a lowered resistance to water vapour diffusion.
Date of publication
15 Jul 1986
Number of Pages
50
DSTKIM No
87-00175
CANDIS No
49027
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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