Accession Number:

AD0731187

Title:

Castable Elastomers and Plastics for Weapon System Components.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND ILL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

New commercially available amine curatives for castable polyether urethane elastomers were evaluated to extend pot life andor develop a liquid curative. Efforts to develop a liquid amine curative were unsuccessful but Curalon I was effective as a pot-life extender. Adiprene L-315 and LD- 955 were chosen for prototype fabrication of M16 rifle butt pads and artillery handwheels. Wing Stay T, carbon black, iron oxide, and titanium dioxide were effective in providing protection against UV radiation in the Adiprene type polymers. Several other liquid polymers were evaluated to determine their process capacity and obtainable properties. Author, modified-PL

Subject Categories:

  • Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE