Accession Number:

ADA142870

Title:

Evaluation of Domestic Corrugated Fiberboard Boxes Treated with Waterproofing Materials.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 11 Sep 83-21 May 84,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE PACKAGING EVALUATION AGENCY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH MATERIALS ENGINEERING BRANCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-05-21

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The Air Force Packaging Evaluation Agency AFPEA initiated an investigation to determine the feasibility of upgrading treating at the base and depot level commercial domestic fiberboard boxes containing supplies required to support rapid deployment of military forces. Subsequent investigation of several commercial products led to the evaluation of a macroencapsulated coating called MACAP-a two part polymer resin and cross-linking hardener having extremely low water and water vapor transmission properties. Based on the comparative test results of untreated, brush and spray treated domestic fiberboard containers subjected to high humidity environmental conditions MACAP had little significant effect on increasing the compressive strengths of the treated containers.

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE