Accession Number:

AD0904891

Title:

Low-Moisture Permeable-Rubber Barrier Bags for Combustible-Cased Ammunition.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL GENERAL THOMAS J RODMAN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A screening program was conducted to determine the most applicable elastomer that could be economically fabricated into ammunition barrier bags having the following characteristics Resistant to water-vapor permeation, functional over the temperature range from ambient to -40 F, and resistant to stress relaxation. Of the seventeen elastomers evaluated, EPR had the best combination of the desired properties. Water-vapor transmission-rate WVTR DETERMINATIONS WERE MADE ON EPR and butyl rubbers compounded with various types of carbon-black reinforcing fillers and processing oils. An injection mold for rubber barrier bags was designed, manufactured, and used in the efficient and economical production of EPR bags. Author, modified-PL

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE