Accession Number:

AD0488761

Title:

RODENT RESISTANT CABLE MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly rept. Apr-Jun 66.

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK LABS MA INSECTICIDES AND RODENTICIDES LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

Several formulations of organotin compounds in polymeric materials were evaluated for application to polyethylene cable coatings. Tributyltin chloride in a chlorinated rubber was the most suitable physically and biologically. Field tests were established in New MExico, Arizona and Massachusetts to test the effectiveness of this formulation in protecting treated WF-16 cable from rodent damage. In a laboratory test vapors of tributyltin chloride showed some repellency to rodents but this was not confirmed in field tests. Author-PL.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE