Evaluation of comfort properties of coated kevlar/wool ballistic fabric

Mahbub, R, Ratnapandian, S, Wang, L and Arnold, L 2013, 'Evaluation of comfort properties of coated kevlar/wool ballistic fabric', Advanced Materials Research, vol. 821822, pp. 342-347.

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Title Evaluation of comfort properties of coated kevlar/wool ballistic fabric
Author(s) Mahbub, R
Ratnapandian, S
Wang, L
Arnold, L
Year 2013
Journal name Advanced Materials Research
Volume number 821822
Start page 342
End page 347
Total pages 6
Publisher Trans Tech Publications
Abstract Multiple layers of ballistic fabrics are extensively used in the production of soft body armour. The importance of comfort and hence its evaluation for these fabrics is gaining significance among present day researchers. This research compares 100% Kevlar ballistic fabric and Kevlar/wool ballistic fabric focussing on two aspects of comfort, namely the evaluation of surface roughness and the ability to transport moisture. A water repellent treatment was applied to the ballistic Kevlar/wool fabric. The effects of the treatment on the Kevlar/wool fabric were examined as well.
Subject Textile Technology
Keyword(s) Kevlar/wool
thermal comfort
water repellence treatment
surface friction and roughness
DOI - identifier 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.821-822.342
Copyright notice © (2013) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland
ISSN 1022-6680
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