Accession Number:

AD0725997

Title:

Tropical Field Test of a Knitted Paper Sandbag.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Field trials of the knitted paper sandbag containing an organo-zinc fungicide and six other sandbag types conducted by the Australian Military Forces in temperate, semi-tropical, and tropical environments are described. Data obtained from these tests show that nylex, a bag having a nylon scrim laminated between two vinyl films, had superior resistance properties but was too slippery to stack well. Knitted paper with an organo-zinc fungicide MIL-B-52231A and jute burlap with an organo-zinc copper fungicide MIL-B-12233A, the control sandbag, had parallel performances and followed nylex in overall performance. Three Japanese polypropylene sandbags, containing no UV inhibitors, performed poorly. Author, modified-PL

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE