Accession Number : AD0717444

Title :   Asbestos and Surface Treated Asbestos as Reinforcing Agents for Thermoplastics and Rubbers.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : EXPLOSIVES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT WALTHAM ABBEY (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Edwards,H.

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Polystyrene, polypropylene, nylon and seven different rubbers have been filled with asbestos and organoderivatives of asbestos. The mechanical properties of the three thermoplastics were improved by adding asbestos but no further improvement was gained by using treated asbestos. Infrared spectroscopy gave evidence of any chemical bonding between the reinforcing filler and matrix. Asbestos can be used to reinforce five of the rubbers but the surface treatment which will bring about improved properties. (Author-PL)

Descriptors :   (*REINFORCED PLASTICS, ASBESTOS), (*ASBESTOS, *REINFORCING MATERIALS), FIBERS, THERMOPLASTIC RESINS, ELASTOMERS, NYLON, POLYAMIDE PLASTICS, STYRENE PLASTICS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, SILANES, COATINGS

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE