Accession Number : ADA621849


Title :   Shelf Stable Epoxy Repair Adhesive


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 2009-2013


Corporate Author : INFOSCITEX CORP WALTHAM MA


Personal Author(s) : Cushman, Michael


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a621849.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 209


Abstract : The objective of this SERDP-funded research and development effort was to address the shelf-life shortcomings of currently available composite repair film adhesives. At military repair depots, currently used one-part adhesives have such a short shelf life that significant amounts expire and need to be discarded, contributing to a financial and environmentally costly waste stream. This effort aims to develop a one-part epoxy film adhesive that is stable at ambient temperatures for up to one year or at freezer temperatures for two years or longer.


Descriptors :   *ADHESIVES , *CHEMICAL STABILITY , *SHELF LIFE , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , ENCAPSULATION , EPOXY RESINS , FILMS , MECHANICAL PROPERTIES , REPAIR , TEMPERATURE , TEST AND EVALUATION


Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE