Accession Number : AD0702926

Title :   PERFORMANCE OF CURRENT AND NEW WATERVAPOR BARRIER MATERIALS WHEN USED IN BAGS FOR PACKING AMMONIUM NITRATE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s) : Ruffini,Sylvestro

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : During the first stage of this investigation, the performance of the multiwall Draft paper/polyethylene bag currently used to pack and ship ammonium nitrate was studied. Since solidification of the ammonium nitrate (an ingredient in the manufacture of explosives) is objectionable duringpprocessing at loading plants, work was initiated on a second phase to improve bag performance. All barrier materials and bag constructions tried in Phase 2 were judged to be better than the bag currently used. The Tyvek and all polyethylene bags, two of the materials selected, improved protection of the contents from watervapor to 40 and 22 days, respectiviely. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   (*BAGS, *NITRATES), (*POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS, BAGS), AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, WATER VAPOR

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE