Accession Number:

ADA250310

Title:

Comparison of Process Aid Ingredients in a Water-Resistant Neoprene

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 1989-Jan 1992

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Neoprene compound 5109 is used extensively by the NRL-USRD and industrial activities for underwater acoustical devices. It contains a proprietary process aid Technical Processing, Inc. TE-70. Recently, TE-70 has become very difficult for the NRL-USRD to obtain. This report outlines work by the NRL-USRD to eliminate use of proprietary materials in the formulation of compound 5109. Two approaches are presented 1 Eliminate the use of any process aid 2 Reformulate compound 5109 using alternative process aids. This report also describes the processability, physical characteristics, and bondability of several alternative formulations for Neoprene 5109.

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Elastomers and Rubber
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE