DOW CHEMICAL CO MIDLAND MI SCIENTIFIC PROJECTS LAB
This report presents the results of a ten-month program to develop castable or extrudable pyrotechnic formulations for the thermal dissemination of colored smoke. The advantages of these formulations over the conventional pressed grains are extensive, relating to increased safety and ease of processing, improved economics, and wider applicability. In order to be useful, the formulations developed should have the properties of curing at room or slightly elevated temperature to a tough strong grain which will maintain its shape under surveillance at 70 C. The goal has been also to produce an easily ignited, reproducible, smooth burning formulation, which will yield a colored smoke of a quality comparable to that of current pressed-grain standard formulations.
Final technical summary rept. 13 Apr 64-13 Feb 65,