Development of a fabric technology that could be incorporated into a duty uniform garment.
This fabric technology would provide real-time initial decontamination after an exposure to a minimum of two of the following selected chemicals at the vendor provided challenge level to include liquid
and vapor challenges:
acetone, ethyl acetate, 50 percent w/w/ sodium hydroxide, 9 3. 1 percent w/w sulfuric acid, toluene, dimethylformamide, and nitrobenzene .
A required characteristic of this technology is that it must work under extreme weather conditions (e.g., variability in temperature, humidity, and precipitation), and ideally also be fire resistant.
Additionally, at a minimum, it must meet the NFPA 1975 thresholds for total heat loss (THL), thermal stability, flame resistance, and heat and thermal shrinkage resistance after 1, 5, and 10 wash cycles .