1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon
What is it?
- 1050 denier ballistic nylon fabric is made from a synthetic fiber called nylon or polyamide.
- Originally used as flak jackets in World War II, it was called ballistic because it was to deflect or stop shrapnel and debris. It was primarily worn by airmen, but it was never intended to stop a bullet or a shell.
- Ballistic Nylon or Nylon in general has good resistance to chemicals
- 1050 denier Ballistic nylon is considered a heavy-weight nylon fabric weighing roughly 15 oz/yd.
- 1050 denier ballistic nylon is dyed black, poly-urethane coated on one side, and roughly 60″ wide
- Nylon in general has high tensile strength and excellent abrasion resistance. The poly-urethane coating makes it water repellent.
- 1050 denier ballistic nylon is used luggage, cave backpacks, motorcycle chaps and jackets, kayaks, tool belts, police belts and much more
- 1050 Denier ballistic nylon is slightly more expensive than our 1680 ballistic nylon fabric because of it’s weight and construction.
Did you know?
Roughly 25 lbs of nylon fiber is used an automobile. There is nylon in the headliners, upholstery, tires, drive belts, carpet liners, trunk lining, and seat belt webbing.
Nylon Fiber is used in parachutes, ropes and cordage, tow ropes, conveyor belts, fishing nets, webbings and many more end uses.
Features: Water repellent, Mildew Resistant, Very Strong, Heavy Duty Fabric, High Abrasion Resistance, High Tensile and Tear
Weight: 15 oz/sq yd
Content: 100% High Tenacity Nylon
Finish: UV, Waterproof, Mildew Resistant
Yarn: 1050 Denier x 1050 Denier
Weave: 2×2 Basket Weave
1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon fiber performance table:
Abrasion Resistant Excellent
Appearance Retention High
Dimensional Stability High
Read up on ballistic nylon at wikipedia.
*Fabrics are mostly water and flame resistant, but sometimes water and flame proof depending on how long the fabric is exposed to those conditions*