Facepiece Material Survey
ARMY LAB COMMAND WATERTOWN MA MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY LAB
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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.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare