Accession Number : AD0680205

Title :   IDENTIFICATION OF SIZES, FINISHES, OR TREATMENTS ON GLASS FIBERS BY PYROLYSIS-ATTENUATED TOTAL REFLECTANCE INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J FELTMAN RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Weiner,Leonard R.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : A pyrolysis-infrared technique for the qualitative 'fingerprint' identification of some low-level surface treatments on glass fibers is described. The infrared spectrum obtained by pyrolysis of the treated surface will be characteristic of the room-temperature-condensable vapors of the major component in the treatment formulation. This method is not applicable for treatments which do not produce room-temperature-condensable pyrolysis products. The simplicity, rapidity, and reproducibility of the procedure will permit the qualitative specification and control of most polymeric film formers and lubricants. However, only a few of the silane treatments used on fiberglass can be identified. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GLASS TEXTILES, *INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY), REINFORCED PLASTICS, PYROLYSIS, SILANES, EPOXY RESINS, SURFACE PROPERTIES, STARCHES, OILS, ORGANIC COATINGS

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE