The inspection or quality control unit is responsible for determining compliance with repair Instructions and requirement
for classification. In process inspections will be performed for quality of workmanship and correct application of repair
procedure. The completed item will be inspected for serviceable appearance and condition, to insure against return of a
substandard product to supply channels.
Determination as to who will launder/clean the garments Is the responsibility of the MAJCOM.
The Type CWU-27/P coverall, shirt, and trousers fabric is a drip-dry type requiring special handling and may be
washed as frequently as needed. The coverall may be laundered at home or in a commercial-type washer and
dryer. Commercial stain removers, such as Grease Release, may be used to remove em- bedded oil and grease
from Type CWU-27/P (NOMEX) fabric. To remove the stains, a stain remover should be applied directly on the
stain and a laundry brush used to scrub the area with warm water (about 120 degrees Fahrenheit (49°C)).
Laundering in water up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit (82.2°C) maximum, and tumble drying up to 180 degrees
Fahrenheit (82.2°C), will not damage or shrink the coverall. 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
inhibit static generation. Ironing or pressing is permissible; however, it is difficult 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 required.
It is recommended that a new coverall, shirt, 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
coverall 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. To avoid excess wear on the gloves
during washing and drying, make sure there are sufficient articles in the wash to absorb tumbling
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.