Accession Number:

AD0687223

Title:

RESISTANCE OF RUBBERS TO TROPICAL AND TEMPERATE CLIMATES,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EXPLOSIVES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT WALTHAM ABBEY (ENGLAND)

Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Seven rubbers, fluorinated rubber, neoprene ILA, PVCnitrile rubber blend, ethylenepropylenediene terpolymer, natural rubber, neoprene WRT and nitrile rubber, have been exposed outdoors in a stressed and unstressed condition on four sites - a temperate site and three tropical sites hotwet cleared, hotwet jungle and hotdry desert. The tensile strength, elongation at break and modulus were measured after 3, 6, 12 and 27 monthly intervals. The results show that ethylenepropylenediene terpolymer, Viton and neoprene WRT were the least affected by exposure to temperate and tropical conditions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE