1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon – Black 60″
What is it?
1050 denier ballistic nylon fabric is made from a synthetic fiber called nylon or polyamide. Originally used as flack jacket material in World War II, the fabric is referred to as ballistic because it was intended to deflect or stop shrapnel and debris. As a result, it was primarily worn by airmen, though was never intended to stop a bullet or a shell. Ballistic Nylon, or Nylon in general, has very good resistance to chemicals.
Considered a heavy-weight nylon fabric, 1050 denier ballistic nylon weighs roughly 15 ounces per yard. 1050 denier ballistic nylon is dyed black, and poly-urethane coated on one side while roughly 60″ wide. Nylon in general has high tensile strength and excellent abrasion resistance. Additionally, the poly-urethane coating adds water repellent properties.
The many uses of 1050 denier ballistic nylon fabric include:
- Cave backpacks
- Motorcycle chaps and jackets
- Tool belts
- Police belts
Another option to consider would be our 1680 ballistic nylon fabric due to its weight and construction.
Did you know?
Roughly 25 lbs of nylon fiber is used in and on an automobile: sewn nylon headliners, upholstery, tires, drive belts, carpet liners, trunk lining, and seat belt webbing are but a few components utilizing 1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon Fabric due to the product’s versatility.
Most noteworthy, our nylon fiber is used in parachutes, ropes, cordage, tow ropes, conveyor belts, fishing nets, webbings as well as many more end uses.
Key Features: Water repellent, Mildew Resistant, Very Strong, Heavy Duty Fabric, High Abrasion Resistance, High Tensile and Tear resistance
Weight: 15 oz/sq yd
Width (inches): 60
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:
Abrasion Resistant: Excellent
Appearance Retention: High
Dimensional Stability: High
Read more about ballistic nylon at wikipedia.
*Many of our fabrics are water and flame resistant. Therefore, some fabrics may be water and flame proof depending on how long the fabric is exposed to those conditions.*