Accession Number:

ADA227015

Title:

Facepiece Material Survey

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY LAB COMMAND WATERTOWN MA MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY LAB

Report Date:

1990-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

A survey was carried out to suggest materials or processes which can improve chemical warfare agent CWA resistance while maintaining physical properties for a facepiece application. Adhesive bonding to silicone, coating surface modification of silicone, coprocessing with silicone, alternative designs, and alternative materials were reviewed. With only limited CWA resistance information available, and alternative design using currently available materials appears to be the best selection to meet the facepiece criteria. Keywords Facepiece, Agent resistance, Aging, Storage, Wearability, Elastomers, Adhesive bonding, Coatings, Coprocessing.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE