Accession Number : AD0422745

Title :   SURVEY OF RECENT INVESTIGATIONS OF PLASTICBONDED AND CASTABLE SMOKE COMPOSITIONS.

Descriptive Note : Special rept. 1-31 Mar 63,

Corporate Author : ATLANTIC RESEARCH CORP ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Salvador,L.A. ; Scheffee,R. S.

Report Date : 04 APR 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : A6survey of recent work in the development of castable and plastic-bonded pyrotechnics was made. The survey included the search of available literature and private communications with personnel concerned with these development. Two plastic binder systems were developed to the extent that they are pradtical. One formulation is based on polyvinyl acetate with a solvent extender and one is based on Laminac 4116 polester resin with styrene added to increase fluidity. Results of test, as well as other work to date, indicate that plasticbonded grenades show promise and should be developed more fully. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SMOKE MUNITIONS, MATERIALS), (*COLORED SMOKES, MATERIALS), (*BINDERS, SMOKE MUNITIONS), PYROTECHNICS, CASTINGS, VINYL PLASTICS, POLYESTER PLASTICS, DYES, MANUFACTURING, ARMY RESEARCH, BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE