1680D Ballistic Nylon – Black 61″
What is it?
1680D denier ballistic nylon fabric is made from a synthetic fiber called nylon or polyamide. First of all, originally used as flak jackets in World War II, the fabric is referred to as ballistic because it was to deflect or stop shrapnel and debris. As a result, it was primarily worn by airmen, and was never intended to stop a bullet or a shell. Ballistic Nylon, or Nylon in general, has good resistance to chemicals.
Considered a heavy-weight nylon fabric, hence 1680D ballistic nylon weighs roughly 15 oz/yd. 1680D ballistic nylon is dyed black, and poly-urethane coated on one side while roughly 61″ wide. Nylon in general has high tensile strength and excellent abrasion resistance. While the poly-urethane coating adds water repellent properties.
Great for a Number of Applications
As a result, use 1680 denier ballistic nylon for:
- Cave backpacks
- Motorcycle chaps and jackets
- Police Belts
- Watch Straps
- Much more
Furthermore, due to the cost of our 1050 denier ballistic nylon, some consequently prefer to use the 1050 ballistic nylon fabric due to its weight and construction.
Weight: 15 oz/sq yd
Width (inches): 60
Content: 100% High Tenacity Nylon
Finish: UV, Waterproof, Mildew Resistant
Yarn: 1680 Denier x 1680 Denier
Weave: 2×2 Basket Weave
Did you know?
Roughly 25 lbs of nylon fiber is used on an car: sewn nylon headliners, upholstery, tires, drive belts, carpet liners, trunk lining, and seat belt webbing due to the product’s versatility. Most noteworthy, our nylon fiber is used in parachutes, ropes, cordage, tow ropes, conveyor belts, fishing nets, webbings and as well as many more end uses.
These days in the military, most protection fabrics are kevlar, which is another version of nylon. Ballistic nylon is strictly used in commercial applications.
Read more about ballistic nylon at wikipedia.
* As a result, 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.*