HIGH PERFORMANCE FABRIC FOR LIGHTWEIGHT FOLDABLE STRETCHER
Stretcher forms an essential item in the inventory of any
army. The stretchers, which are in use in the Indian Armed Forces, are bulky and
heavy and do not fit into the concept of modern day battle in which the soldier
is expected to be lightly clad and heavily armed.
Denier of yarn : 500
No. of plies in yarn : Single
No. of filaments per ply : 140
Tenacity of yarn : 40 cN/tex
Twist per inch : Texturised yarn
Yarn description : 500-140-0-440; Merge: 18936
This fabric has got excellent mechanical properties and also offers resistance
to bacteria, mould growth, fungus, water (especially sea water), and corrosion.
It is 60 per cent lighter than canvas fabric presently being used. |
This fabric has been developed for the first time in India and has numerous other defence applications in all the three Services. It has all-weather capabilities, takes less drying time and offers ruggedness, strength, endurance, excellent abrasion resistance, good tear and puncture resistance, extreme fade resistance, etc. The fabric can be used for making combat uniforms, high altitude and winter clothing, tents, hovercrafts, uppers of jungle boots, harnesses, covers, luggage, web equipment, ground sheets, and parachutes.