Accession Number : ADA557369


Title :   Environmentally Compliant Vinyl Ester Resin (VER) Composite Matrix Resin Derived from Renewable Resources


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 2010-30 Sep 2011


Corporate Author : QINETIQ NORTH AMERICA INC WALTHAM MA


Personal Author(s) : Lee, Yongwoo ; Kovar, R ; Shin, U ; Francis, N ; Collins, W ; Renna, L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a557369.pdf


Report Date : Nov 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : The prime objective of this limited-scope, phase I SERDP program was to demonstrate the feasibility of economically producing a sustainable, environmentally safe vinyl ester resin (SESVER) for military composite structures. These structures would be derived from biowaste materials: lignin, recovered from wood wastes, and glycerin, recovered from biodiesel wastes. These abundant source materials are renewable, low-cost and independent of the food supply. A key environmental objective was to eliminate use of epichlorohydrin from the vinyl ester resin (VER) synthesis route. Elimination of hazardous styrene reactive diluent (RD) from the VER formulation was deferred for subsequent research.


Descriptors :   *MATRIX MATERIALS , COMPOSITE STRUCTURES , ENVIRONMENTS , ESTERS , LOW COSTS , VINYL PLASTICS , WASTES


Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE