Free Radical Film Heat Processor
Final rept. Dec 1971-Mar 1973
FAIRCHILD SPACE AND DEFENSE SYSTEMS SYOSSET NY
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Development of a Free Radical Film Heat Processor provided an accurate test bed for the determination of processing requirements for Free Radical Film Materials. The device consists of two units a Processor and a Fume Scrubber. The Processor permits film rolls, ranging from 70mm to 9.5 inches wide, to be subjected to any desired processing temperature between 100 to 170 C at processing speeds from 5 to 100 feet per minute. At 25 feet per minute the 75 foot processing film path length permits a three minute processing time. Film tension can be controlled when processing at 25 feet per minute or less at any incremental setting between 0.25 to 1.25 pounds per inch of film width. Additional capability allows high speed film transport between 25 and 100 feet per minute. Processing byproducts emitted by the Free Radical materials are filtered and almost completely removed from the hot processing air by an aqueous fume scrubber. The equipment will be used to test and evaluate Free Radical and other heat processed duplication films. It will also provide design criteria for the development of any necessary second generation processors.