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Diving watch on a 4-ring Zulu style strap made of ballistic nylon fabric, derived from the UK MOD's "Nato" strap design.[1]

Ballistic nylon is a thick, tough, synthetic nylon fabric used for a variety of applications. Ballistic nylon was originally developed by the DuPont corporation as a material for flak jackets to be worn by World War II airmen. The term ballistic nylon takes its name from the fact that it was intended to protect its wearers from flying debris and fragmentation caused by bullet or artillery shell impacts. It was not an effective defense against most pistol or rifle rounds let alone the heavy 20 mm and 30 mm autocannons Axis fighters were often armed with. Ballistic nylon has been replaced by Kevlar and other, more effective, bullet resistant fabrics for these cases.

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

The original specification for ballistic nylon was an 18 ounce nylon fabric made from 1050 denier high tenacity nylon yarn in a 2x2 basketweave. Today the term is often used to refer to any nylon fabric that is made with a "ballistic weave", typically a 2x2 or 2x3 basketweave. It can be woven from nylon yarns of various denier such as 840 denier and 1680 denier. Denier refers to the weight, not the strength, of the fabric. Laboratory tests[citation needed] have been run and the double weave 1050 denier fabric is the strongest and most durable fabric for its denier weight level. The 1680 denier is a good alternative that has a similar strength but lighter weight than the 1050[2] as it resists abrasion and tearing. Ballistic nylon is hard to dye, so it is often found in black or similar dark colors.

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Forbes

Forbes
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:02:42 -0800

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Tech Times

Tech Times
Wed, 21 Oct 2015 18:20:37 -0700

The Moto Maker options for the upcoming Droid Turbo 2 have been showcased in a leaked image ahead of its launch. A photo shared to a Chinese microblogging network revealed seven potential back panels the Droid Turbo 2 has to offer to its customers.

Apple Insider

Apple Insider
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:33:54 -0800

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Motorcycle & Powersports News (press release)

Motorcycle & Powersports News (press release)
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:47:24 -0800

Made from rugged UV-treated Tri-Max Ballistic Nylon with Fibertech Panels, this universal and mountable cooler is a must for all powersports enthusiast. Features include reflective piping, coil-over zippers, and a lined interior with Hi-Density foam to ...

Digital Trends

Digital Trends
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:07:30 -0800

The durable Tetra features ballistic nylon construction and all-metal hardware. Despite a slim profile, it has room for your laptop (a sleeve accommodates laptops up to 15 inches), tablet, and books. You can leave your cables and plugs behind, as the ...

Cult of Mac

Cult of Mac
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:28:42 -0800

The Birch is a classic weekend duffle bag, made with ballistic nylon and brushed metal accents, that goes for $269. The Tetra compliments the lineup with a rich navy-blue nylon and gray trim. Even with the battery, it is lightweight and maintains a ...

Transworld Business

Transworld Business
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:33:29 -0800

The under visor and seam taping lines are reinforced with Ballistic Nylon. There's also an interior water-wicking performance lining inside the crown. The combination of these materials profiles an interesting variation in visual texture, has a premium ...

Fox News

Fox News
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:25:41 -0800

Chambered in 7.62 NATO or .308 Winchester, the Springfield SOCOM 16 CQB takes all M1A magazines whether five, 10 or 20-round The rifle comes with a 10-round magazine and a new custom ballistic nylon Springfield Armory “Tactical Gear” soft case.
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