Accession Number : AD0696341

Title :   THE TROPICAL DETERIORATION OF RUBBER,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE STANDARDS LABS MARIBYRNONG (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Dunn,P. ; Hart,S. J.

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The facilities in Australia for the tropical testing of rubber and similar materials which are operated by the United Kingdom and Australian Governments, are described. Details are given of some tropical exposure trials being undertaken on rubbers and similar materials, with especial reference to current trials. The current and continuing trial on the tropical deterioration of ethylene-propylene diene rubber vulcanisates is described. Details are given of the types of vulcanisates under investigation, of the effects of twelve months' exposure on stressed and unstressed specimens at various sites and of preliminary experiments to correlate accelerated ageing with outdoor exposure. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SYNTHETIC RUBBER, TROPICAL DETERIORATION), TROPICAL TESTS, AUSTRALIA, AGING(MATERIALS), FUNGI, MICROORGANISMS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE