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1050 Denier coated INVISTA® Ballistic Nylon Fabric - Black

Ballistic nylon fabric is a thick, tough fabric used for a variety of applications demanding very abrasion resistant fabric.

Modern applications of ballistic nylon include luggage, cave packs, tool belts, police duty belts, watchstraps, motorcycle jackets, motorcycle chaps, and skin-on-frame kayaks.

The original specification for ballistic nylon was an 18 oz nylon fabric made from 1050 Denier high tenacity nylon yarn in a 2x2 basketweave. It can be woven from nylon yarns of various denier such as 840 Denier and 1680 Denier. Laboratory tests have been run and the 1050 Denier fabric is the strongest and most durable fabric for its denier weight level. The 1680 Denier looks very similar to the 1050 Denier when it is new, but according to some sources, it is actually not as strong as 1050 Denier and abrades faster.

Ballistic nylon is tough to dye and tough to coat due to the coarse, basketweave texture. The fabric sometimes shows dye streaks.

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