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Table 1 Physical characteristics of the current and two water-repellent combat textiles

From: Performance evaluation of water-repellent combat uniforms using a static manikin and human subjects under a rainfall tower system

Property of textiles Test method Untreated textiles (Control) Water-repellent (WR_M) Water-repellent (WR_T)
Water-repellent coating material Untreated C-6 PFC-free
Fabric weight (g·cm−2)   0.018 0.017 0.019
Fabric thickness (mm)   0.346 0.398 0.360
Tensile strength _ warp/weft (N) KS K 0520 > 540/> 450 920/590 660/510
Tearing strength _ warp/weft (N)   > 30/> 30 49/34 110/110
Stretch and recovery rate (%) KS K 0352 > 65 87.5 86.1
Air permeability (cfm) KS K 0570 30.2 27.7 31.2
Water repellency before washing (level) KS K 0590 0 5 5
Water repellency after 30-time washing (level) KS K ISO 4920 0 3 4
Resistance to water penetration of seam (cmH2O) KS K ISO 811 Wetted 13.7 14.4
Water vapor permeability-calcium test (g·m−2·24 h−1) KS K 0594 9432 7576 7985
Water vapor permeability (g·m−2·24 h−1) KS K 0594 Wetted 30,973 27,388
Water vapor resistance (m2·Pa·W−1) ISO 11092 2.40 3.59 3.07
Moisture absorption/quick drying rate (OMMC, level) AATCC 195 3 1 1
  1. Three to five measurements were averaged