Accession Number:

AD0725940

Title:

Applications of Ionizing Radiations in Plastics and Polymer Technology.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1960-1970,

Corporate Author:

PLASTICS TECHNICAL EVALUATION CENTER DOVER N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

268.0

Abstract:

The actual and potential uses of high energy ionizing radiations in processing of modifying polymers, particularly plastics, are surveyed. Included are discussions of THOSE METHODS AND END-PRODUCTS WHICH HAVEREACHED COMMERCIAL STATUS ADVANCED DEVELOPMENTS AND PILOT PLANT STUDIES WITH WELL-DEFINED MARKET POTENTIALLY AND PRELIMINARY OR PROTOTYPE WORK WHICH MAY EVENTUALLY GAIN COMMERCIAL ACCEPTANCE. Details are given on irradiation techology, products modification with resultant properties and related data and overall process economics. These important topics are complemented by limited discussions of the physics and chemistry of the irradiated polymer substrates. The last section gives a few projections and developments in the technology which are required for further efficiencies and economies. Such developments will lead to accelerated acceptance of ionizing radiation methods and the resultant end-items. Author-PL

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE