Accession Number:

ADD007578

Title:

Preparation of TNT-Thermoplastic Polymer Granules Readily Soluble in a TNT Melt.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1979-12-17

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

A process is provided for preparing a composition composed of TNT and a thermoplastic organic polymer containing as high as 30-35 of the polymer, in the form of a granular product, which is rapidly soluble in a TNT melt. The process involves preparing a solution of the TNT and the polymer in methyl ethyl ketone solvent and diluting the solution with water to precipitate the TNT-polymer composition as granules, which can be readily separated by filtration and are rapidly soluble in molten TNT.

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE