Safety concerns regarding the easy cleanability of paintball fill from goggles under field conditions have been raised by various groups. This is a result of alternate fill materials being used for the fill material contained within a paintball. A basic test for cleanability is proposed to be added to the current standard to address this issue.
This specification establishes testing procedures and critical characteristics of 0.68 caliber paintballs which help define whether a paintball is suitable for use in the sport of paintball. Furthermore, the specification establishes minimum warning and package labeling to help ensure that the paintballs are used in a safe manner and that the risk of injury is reduced. Tests shall be performed to conform to the requirements specified in accordance with the following test methods: paintball compatibility with polycarbonate and paintball impact breakage test.
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1.1 This specification establishes testing procedures and critical characteristics of 0.68 caliber paintballs which help define whether a paintball is suitable for use in the sport of paintball. Furthermore, the specification establishes minimum warning and package labeling to help ensure that the paintballs are used in a safe manner and that the risk of injury is reduced.
1.2 This specification does not cover non-recreational paintballs, for example, those used by law enforcement, scientific, military, or theatrical entities.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 This specification does not purport to address all of the safety issues associated with the sport of paintball. It is the responsibility of the user of this specification to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
This is the same general ruling followed in the manufacturing of the .43 Caliber Paintballs used for the KT line. The same formula and ingredients are used for standard .68 Caliber paintballs are used for the KT paintballs. Now if the question is regarding the adequacy of current nettings used if it is woven tight enough to prevent a smaller caliber paintball from penetrating, there have been no formal tests conducted. I have conducted our own private testing and have yet to get a .43 Caliber paintball to penetrate a single layer of netting even at point blank range with the velocity set in excess of 300 fps. I actually experienced barrel breaks because of the high velocity I subjected the KT paintballs through. I did test the netting with much harder shelled paintballs that cam from RAP4 and still did not penetrate the netting.
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