MIRA Safety CBRN Detection Paper

Product Description

CWD-1 Detection Paper is designed to detect and differentiate between three of the deadliest groups of chemical warfare agents (CWAs): G agents (sarin, soman, tabun), V agents (VX Gas), and H agents (blister agents like mustard gas). CWD-1 can detect these elements in liquid form. CWD-1 is the world standard for CWA detection paper, and it comes in a small booklet that’s easy to use and transport.

Key Features of MIRA Safety CWD-1 Detection Paper

  • Detects three distinct families of CWAs in liquid form in as little as 30 seconds
  • Each booklet contains 12 sheets of detection paper with a color guide and instructions.
  • The same CWD-1 paper is used by professionals worldwide in both military and civilian applications.
  • Operating temperature range -40°C  to 60°C ( -40°F to 140°F)
  • 5-year shelf life

Technical Specification

Knowing what threats you’re facing is crucial to safely navigating any situation. 

After all, different threats require different types and levels of protection, and your life could depend on deploying the correct protective equipment. 

CWD-1 Detection Paper is designed to provide you with crucial knowledge about CWAs in less than a minute.

When exposed to as little as a single drop of G, V, or H-family CWAs, CWD-1 detection paper will instantly begin to change color. The color can then be matched to the attached color guide to determine which threat you’re facing, which in turn, can guide your plan of action.

Each booklet of detection paper is compact enough to fit in a side pocket and comes packaged in a polyethylene bag to protect it from moisture or accidental exposure. Each booklet contains 12 sheets of detection paper and instructions ( CWD-1 comes 25 sheets in a carton).

CWD-1 Detection Paper is an absolute necessity for CBRN protection and should be used in conjunction with MIRA Safety gas masks and protective equipment.


Booklet: 65 x 100 mm

Detection Sheet: 65 x 86 mm


CWD-1 Detection Paper comes as a booklet in a polyethylene bag. It should be stored in its original packaging in a cool, dark, and dry place at temperatures ranging from -40°C to +40°C ( -40°F to +104°F) for up to five years. CWD-1 paper can be stored at temperatures up to 60°C (140°F) for up to one month. 


Vendor: MIRA Safety
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To simplify the various conditions New & Used items may have, we created a conditions guide:

  • New Condition: new with or without tags, various dates and manufacturers. 

  • Good Condition: shows signs of use, light fading/ possible small stains and or small factory repairs. Tags may be legible, may have name tapes and patches sewn on by previous owner. Various dates and manufacturers.

  • Fair Condition: shows signs of use, fading/ small stains/ factory repairs. Tags may be legible, may have name tapes and patches sewn on by previous owner. Various dates and manufacturers.

  • Poor Condition: shows signs of heavy use, fading/ stains/ holes/ rips/ major factory repairs. Tags may be legible, may have name tapes and patches sewn on by previous owner. Various dates and manufacturers.

Military surplus comes in a variety of different conditions based the three " " rule: What, Where, When.

  • Depending on what the item is will generally determine the amount of use and what it was used for. This is important because some items do not endure the torture of being in the field for prolonged periods of time, while others might.
  1. Ex: Dress Uniforms are not worn in combat, therefore generally, there is lighter use than issued combat/working uniforms.

  • Knowing where the item most likely was issued/stored will generally determine the environment it was exposed to. This is important because some items are exposed to harsher conditions than others, or are straight from storage.
  1. Ex: Uniforms & Gear issued in the Vietnam War saw extreme heat and moister, giving those items specific textures/smells/common problems, while the same items issued to troops in occupied Europe do not have those attributes (Generally better conditions). 
  2. Ex: Uniforms & Gear stored in a controlled environment (warehouses or similar areas) feel and smell different than if it is stored in a non-controlled environment (Random areas/outside/or exposed to elements)

  • Time is a huge factor, when something was issued generally determines the age of the item. As time goes by everything ages, this is the circle of life and it does apply to inanimate objects, like military surplus. Items will show signs of age, typically tarnished metal/fading/stains/rips/holes/rot/smell. The exception to the rule is NOS ( New old stock) items or ones stored carefully in controlled environments.
  1. Ex: Uniforms & Gear from World War 2 are generally made of canvas/leather/twill or HBT fabric, and are close to 100 years old. These items have more than likely seen combat or were reissued in the Korean or Vietnam Wars. Extensive use and the fact that they are almost a century old will reflect the condition & price. This applies to any era. 
  2. Ex: Uniforms & Gear from the original factory box, or items stored carefully in controlled environments will generally retain their durability and "new" look. The age of an item sometimes is not a factor BUT only when it is properly stored or carefully looked after.

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