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Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Ripstop Nylon PP ? on 10/02/2009 18:23:40 MDT Print View

Was searching the local fabric store for nylon that I could use for some projects, and while I couldn't discern much about DWR or other coatings, I did find some at one location, that was a bit more per yard, and instead of being labeled "Ripstop Nylon" on the bottom, it was labeled "Ripstop Nylon PP or PR?(I think)", and definitely had some sort of coating, the feel was very different on top side..

So, can anybody tell me what this is based on the limited info?

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Ripstop Nylon PP ? on 10/16/2009 16:03:02 MDT Print View

Polypropylene - the coating?

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Ripstop Nylon PP ? on 10/16/2009 22:47:24 MDT Print View

Um ... no idea. I don't think polypropylene has ever been coated onto a fabric though.
(Which may mean of course that I am wrong.)

Cheers

Frank Deland
(rambler)

Locale: On the AT in VA
coated nylon on 10/17/2009 08:58:08 MDT Print View

It might have been Nylon "PU" which means it is "rubber" coated, not breathable and the standard wieight is 1.9 oz. as opposed to silicone coated nylon which is usually 1.1 oz.
See listing at Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics:

http://www.owfinc.com/Fabrics/NylonWoven/Ripstop.asp#Nylon%20Ripstop:%20Coated

Edited by rambler on 10/17/2009 09:00:46 MDT.