Accession Number : AD0716624

Title :   Compatibility of Explosives with Polymers: A Guide to the Reactions Reported in Picatinny Arsenal Technical Report 2595, March 1959,

Corporate Author : PLASTICS TECHNICAL EVALUATION CENTER DOVER N J

Personal Author(s) : St. Cyr,Marjorie C. ; Beach,Norman E.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : This note contains a reproduction of part of a 360-page report on compatibility data which was published in 1959 as Picatinny Arsenal Technical Report No. 2595 which is now out of print and hard-to-come-by. This reproduction is the EXPLOSIVES:POLYMER INDEX (pages 233 to 287 in the original) listing the polymers whcih were tested against the explosives. The tabulation includes notation of the volume of 6reactivity gas6 which was produced by contact of the particular materials under the Vacuum Stability Test; and thus, a measured of compatibility. Two guides have been added to this reproduction: A GUIDE TO THE EXPLOSIVES TESTED, AND A GUIDE TO THE POLYMERS. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   (*POLYMERS, COMPATIBILITY), (*EXPLOSIVES, COMPATIBILITY), (*SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, COMPATIBILITY), DEGRADATION, PLASTICS, INDEXES, VACUUM, AGING(MATERIALS), ACRYLIC RESINS, CELLULOSIC RESINS, EPOXY RESINS, POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS, HALOCARBON PLASTICS, POLYAMIDE PLASTICS, FURANS, PHENOLIC PLASTICS, POLYESTER PLASTICS, SILICONE PLASTICS, SYNTHETIC RUBBER, ELASTOMERS

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Elastomers and Rubber
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE