Accession Number:

ADA305339

Title:

Applications of Ionizing Radiations in Plastics and Polymer Technology.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PLASTICS TECHNICAL EVALUATION CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

270.0

Abstract:

The actual and potential uses of high energy ionizing radiations in processing or modifying polymers, particularly plastics, are surveyed. Included are discussions of those methods and end-products which have reached commercial status advanced developments and pilot plant studies with well-defined market potential and preliminary or prototype work which may eventually gain commercial acceptance. Details are given on irradiation technology, products modification with resultant properties and related data and overall process economics. These important topics are complemented by limited discussions of the physics and chemistry of the irradiated polymer substrates. The last section gives a few projections on developments in the technology which are required for further efficiencies and economies. Such developments will lead to accelerated acceptance of ionizing radiation methods and the resultant end-items. jg

Subject Categories:

  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE