Laundering In water up to 180°F (82.2 C) maximum and tumble drying up to 180°F (82.2C), will not damage
or shrink the aircrew battle dress uniform Use of a commercial fabric softener (STAY-PUFF, DOWNY, etc.)
during rinse, will remove body oil during laundry process The fabric softeners also serve to remove wrinkles or
creases, due to the high temperature resistant quality of Nomex fabric Dry cleaning or laundering will not
compromise the flame retardant properties of the "NOMEX" and no renewable flame retardant treatment is
· It is recommended that a new coat or trousers be laundered prior to
use in order to soften the fabric and eliminate any possible skin
irritation that might occur due to original fabric harshness. It is
recommended that immediately after tumble drying or during drip
drying, the uniform be hung on a hanger.
· DO NOT STARCH these uniforms. In event that the uniform is
inadvertently starched, restore the fire resistance to its original state
by rinsing the garment in warm water.
· Do not use any type of bleaching compound in laundering.
· After ten laundering cycles and thereafter launder in accordance with
Formula IX (no bleach) of FM 10-280 and Natick Formula X, fixed
laundry for the retreatment of anti-static agent.
Repair and cleaning will be done by personnel skilled in their duties.
After complete repair, inspect each Item and its components to determine if they meet the criteria In Chapter 1
listed under Classification B. The Inspection or quality control unit is responsible for preventing return of sub-
standard product to supply channels