A Feasibility Study for and the Production of Perforated Hollow Plastic Spheres.
Technical rept. 1 Feb-30 Sep 68,
MONSANTO RESEARCH CORP DAYTON OH DAYTON LAB
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A study was conducted to determine the feasibility of producing perforated, thin-walled hollow polyethylene spheres and to produce pilot quantities of both 1 and 34-inch diameter spheres. The projected use for these spheres was as a fire control and explosion suppressant filler material for aircraft fuel tanks. Methods of producing thin-walled hollow plastic spheres were studied including thermoforming, blow molding, injection molding and trapforming. Trapforming was selected as the most suitable method and the spheres were produced by this technique. Author
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