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MASSACHUSETTS – US Army researchers are hoping that a new wool-based fabric variant will improve flame resistance, breathability and moisture wicking properties in combat uniforms for troops.

The Army is in the process of developing a flame resistant combat uniform which doesn’t need a finishing treatment to protect it from fire. The components of this fabric – 50 per cent wool, 42 per cent Nomex, 5 per cent Kevlar and 3 per cent P140 antistatic fibre – reportedly create flame protection without adding anything extra.

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