PERFORMANCE OF CURRENT AND NEW WATERVAPOR BARRIER MATERIALS WHEN USED IN BAGS FOR PACKING AMMONIUM NITRATE.
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During the first stage of this investigation, the performance of the multiwall Draft paperpolyethylene bag currently used to pack and ship ammonium nitrate was studied. Since solidification of the ammonium nitrate an ingredient in the manufacture of explosives is objectionable duringpprocessing at loading plants, work was initiated on a second phase to improve bag performance. All barrier materials and bag constructions tried in Phase 2 were judged to be better than the bag currently used. The Tyvek and all polyethylene bags, two of the materials selected, improved protection of the contents from watervapor to 40 and 22 days, respectiviely. Author, modified-PL
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