Black 840 Denier Coated Ballistic Nylon Fabric
- Product ID: BAL840 BAL840
- Content: 100% Nylon
- Width: 58/60"
- Country of Origin: Taiwan
- Finish: Urethane Coating
- Fire Rating: California Technical Bulletin #117 Section E
Construction: 30 x 30
Melting Point: 410 Degrees
Softening Point: 356 Degrees
Weight: 6.93 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.
For more information, see our Nylon Fabric Product Guide.
When first created, ballistic nylon was used to fashion flak jackets for WWII pilots. Though it has since been replaced with more effect materials, it is still widely used, mostly for industrial purposes. The original specifications for ballistic nylon were for a 1050 denier, which refers to the weight of the nylon, but more varieties soon came into being. Because it is lighter and easier to form, this 840 Denier Coated Ballistic Nylon is easier to work with and lends itself to less intimidating projects, such as luggage, backpack bottoms, or motorcycle jackets. Ballistic nylon has a shiny right side and a duller sheen to the opposite side, which also has a more textured surface.
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Why did you choose this?
What kind of cement would you recommend to use this as a patch on another Nylon Denier 840 component?
BEST ANSWER: A hot melt PU double sided adhesive would work.
I would like to sew a dog bed using this material. Can I use a regular sewing machine to stich this material?
BEST ANSWER: You might need to use a heavier duty needle since this fabric has a urethane coating.
Does this come with a self adhesive side?
BEST ANSWER: No, this fabric does not have an adhesive backing.
I'm looking for a material to use as a liner in a leather vest. Needs to be extremely abrasion resistant, yet somewhat flexible. Any suggestions?
BEST ANSWER: This might well be my question, but for the record: it's a little bit stiff, but the best material I've found. I would confidently advise anyone to use it.
Is it thorn resistant?
BEST ANSWER: This fabric is tear resistant, so it might be! We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project.
How puncture resistant is the material?
BEST ANSWER: It is pretty puncture resistant, but is not totally ballistic. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project.
Hi. Is this material fade proof? Or simply, fade resistant? I want to make my own roof rack cross bar covers. I need to make certain it will weather well, as it will be exposed to the elements all of the time.
BEST ANSWER: The vendor doesn't test for fading on this product, but with enough sun exposure it will probably fade over time.