Accession Number:

ADA557369

Title:

Environmentally Compliant Vinyl Ester Resin (VER) Composite Matrix Resin Derived from Renewable Resources

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 2010-30 Sep 2011

Corporate Author:

QINETIQ NORTH AMERICA INC WALTHAM MA

Report Date:

2011-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

The prime objective of this limited-scope, phase I SERDP program was to demonstrate the feasibility of economically producing a sustainable, environmentally safe vinyl ester resin SESVER for military composite structures. These structures would be derived from biowaste materials lignin, recovered from wood wastes, and glycerin, recovered from biodiesel wastes. These abundant source materials are renewable, low-cost and independent of the food supply. A key environmental objective was to eliminate use of epichlorohydrin from the vinyl ester resin VER synthesis route. Elimination of hazardous styrene reactive diluent RD from the VER formulation was deferred for subsequent research.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE