5-18. LAUNDERING TIE CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING OUTFIT
This task covers:
Clothing Outfits worn in a contaminated environment will be laundered in accordance with DA
Detergent (Appendix F, Item 11)
Chalk, White (Appendix F, Item 1)
Marker, Felt Tip (Appendix F, Item 13)
Equipment Condition: N/A
General. The Chemical Protective Clothing Outfit must be laundered after each use. It may be laundered up to
six times before reimpregnating allowing a total of 7 wearings (initial use and six launderings/wearings) prior to turn-in for
Do NOT use bleach or starch on clothing outfit. Never press or dry clean. Chemical protection
capacity of the clothing outfit may be degraded.
Machine/Hand Laundering. Use permanent press wash cycle or hand wash using warm water (90°-100°F/32°-
38°C) and mild laundry detergent (non-phosphate).
Drying. Tumble dry at low temperatures (110°-120°F/43°-49°C) and remove immediately from dryer. To drip
dry, remove from water and place on rust-proof hanger.
Marking Procedures. Each item must be marked after drying to indicate number of launderings it has undergone.
Mark with a numerical character using a felt tip marker in the following locations:
Shirt. Mark outside area of interior button flap, between buttons.
Trousers. Mark outside area of interior button flap, below buttons.
Socks. Mark outside upper portions, above ankles.
Gloves. Mark outside gauntlet area.