Accession Number : AD0623506

Title :   DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for Jan 63-Feb 65,

Corporate Author : ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB N Y QRC BRANCH

Personal Author(s) : Rice,Vincent N. ; Miller,Lewis C.

Report Date : OCT 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The results of tests that were conducted with various types of paper and substitute materials are as follows. Destruction by burning and shredding has a drawback in that the weight of equipment that would be required for destruction for RADC applications would be too much. Other problems encountered were the production of a large amount of smoke with burning of large amounts of paper and clogging of the shredder. Too long a period of time would also be required for complete destruction in application of both techniques. Of the synthetic materials, polystyrene is the best material encountered for RADC intended use. The principal advantage is that polystyrene can be destroyed rapidly in a wide range of organic liquids. The problems involving bending and tearing can be solved with sufficient development. Special grades of 59AF, 58A, and 59F (with viscose stable fibers) meet the specifications as a replacement for bond paper. They can be destroyed very rapidly in both water and by burning. The burning of 59AF, however, produces a lot of smoke which in some instances might be very undesirable. In comparing 59AF with polystyrene the main advantage lies in the fact that 59AF has a more paperlike characteristic than polystyrene and could probably take printing from type with more ease.

Descriptors :   (*REPORTS, DISPOSAL), (*PAPER, DISPOSAL), MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, DACRON, STYRENE PLASTICS, ORGANIC SOLVENTS, SMOKE, WATER, HEATING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE