Black 1050 Denier Coated Ballistic Nylon Fabric
- Product ID: BAL1050
- Content: 100% Nylon
- Width: 58/60"
- Country of Origin: Taiwan
- Finish: Urethane Coating
Construction: 22 x 21
Melting Point: 410 Degrees
Softening Point: 356 Degrees
Weight: 13.45 Oz Per Square Yard
WARNING: View Prop. 65 info
- Care: Dry Clean Only
Maximum Continuous Length: Approximately 50 Yards,
when ordering more than 50 Yards please note it may come in more than one piece.
Ballistic nylon began its life as the material used in World War II flak jackets for pilots. Since then, ballistic nylon has found its way into a number of less glamorous uses, while quietly fading out of use in the ballistic industry in favor of newer, more technologically advanced materials, such as Kevlar. This Black 1050 Denier Coated Ballistic Nylon is coated in urethane and is thick, stiff, and tough. It makes an excellent choice for heavy duty gear such as luggage or bottoms for camping bags. It can be made into tool belts, watch straps, or motorcycle jackets. It also is a fairly standard material for use on kayak frames. Black is versatile and well-loved, and can be paired with any other color to achieve exactly the look and style you're looking for. 1050 is the heaviest of the ballistic nylon options, suitable for your most heavy-duty needs! It resists abrasion and tearing.
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Why did you choose this?
Can this be effectively used in front of a ballistic curtain to prevent penetration ?
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! In terms of the fabric being durable enough to take a bullet I would say based on it's durability it will slow it down but it won't stop it, especially after repeated abuse. It's not as durable as Kevlar but if you're using it as a buffer to protect the ballistic curtain against taking the full brunt of the force, then I would say this would work. Hope that helps!
Would this work for dog blankets of dogs that chew? Would it hold up to being chewed on?
is the material breathable Water proof and cut resistant?
BEST ANSWER: It is not breathable. It is water resistant and cut resistant.
Is the fabric water proof?
Can it be sewn using a regular, home-style sewing machine, or does it need an industrial machine?
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I would recommend using a longer stitch and the heaviest nylon thread your machine can take. T 69/70 works well, with a size 14 needle. You will need to tighten the needle tension a lot in order for it to sew correctly.
When working with this fabric, what is are the methods use for cutting this fabric into a pattern?
BEST ANSWER: This is really heavy fabric. I used it to make a carrying bag for a large croquet bag. I can’t imagine wearing anything made of this. I just used big sharp shears to cut it. Hope this helps!
Is this fabric see thru??
BEST ANSWER: No it is not.
What is the dimension of your square yard ?
BEST ANSWER: 36" x 36". However, most of our fabric is sold by the linear yard.
Can you adhere fusible interfacing to this material? I assume it can stand the heat of the iron, but will the urethane coating be a problem?
BEST ANSWER: The coating may pose an issue. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project.
Would this work for a gas piston 177 pellet moving at about 1200 feet per second?
BEST ANSWER: We're working on getting an answer from our vendor but in the meantime we'll provide what we think the best answer is: The pellet would probably penetrate the fabric.
Can anyone tell me which of the ballistic nylons or Cordura fabrics would be best able to withstand CAT CLAWS? I’m looking at samples of the 1050 & 1680 & a couple more (for use covering furniture). Anyone had experience with this, please?
BEST ANSWER: Ballistic 1050 it's better than 1680 they are very similar to cordura with the difference of cordura has a cloth finish, your 🐈 might Puck the fabric but it will not rip off because this fabric has a very tight weave, the 880 it's another option and it's lighter.
Where it is cut, does it need to be hemmed? I was thinking of putting grommets in it and using it to replace worn-out, sagging cargo netting in our 2008 Airstream Basecamp (attaching to bars with short ball bungees).
BEST ANSWER: This fabric will not fray.
Would this work to make a replacement chair cover that fits around a metal frame? The fabric must support the entire weight of a person.
BEST ANSWER: This fabric is not intended for upholstery applications.
Is this safe for mat covers that kids will use?
Can this be produced in widths wider than 60" for use as an less expensive hurricane fabric?
BEST ANSWER: We do not offer this fabric is widths larger than 60".
can it be used inside wallets?
BEST ANSWER: You might find this fabric a bit thick to work inside of a wallet that needs to be folded. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project.
What is the thickness of this fabric?
BEST ANSWER: This fabric is just a hair under 1mm thick.
What is the width of this fabric?
How does this fabric survive in the elements? I would be using it outdoors and it would be in the sun all day. Also does it come in other colors?
October 31, 2018
10 months ago
Nice smooth but tough! And it does not fray!
June 9, 2018
1 year ago