June 28, 1991
COMMERCIAL ITEM DESCRIPTION
CLOTH, TWILL OR PLAIN WEAVE, POLYESTER AND POLYESTER BLEND
The General Services Administration has authorized the use of this commercial item description in preference to Military Specification MIL-C-43718, Cloth, Polyester; Polyester and Cotton; Polyester and Rayon, for Pockets and Military Specification MIL-C-44121, Cloth, Twill, Polyester.
Abstract. This commercial item description covers polyester and polyester blend cloth. The class 1 cloth is intended for use as pocketing and waistband material in dress and semi-dress trousers. The class 2 cloth is intended for use as pocketing material in dress coats. The class 3 cloth is intended for use as lining material in dress coats.
1.1 Classification. The cloth shall be of the following classes as specified see 5.1.
Class 1 – Heavyweight, 4.3 ounce
Class 2 – Medium weight, 2.9 ounce
Class 3 – Lightweight, 2.2 ounce
2. SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS
2.1 General description. The class 1 and 2 cloths shall be a two up-one down twill or a plain weave using staple or textured polyester yarns or using yarns spun from staple polyester and carded cotton or staple rayon. The class 3 cloth shall be a two-up-one down right hand twill weave using filament polyester yarns. The width of the cloth shall be as specified (see 5.1) and shall be the minimum acceptable width inclusive of the selvage when fly-shuttle or shuttleless looms with tuck-in selvage are used. For all
Beneficial comments, recommendations, additions, deletions, clarifications, etc. and other data which may improve this document should be sent by letter to: Commander, U.S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center, STNRC-IRT, Natick, MA 01760-5019.
DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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