Accession Number : AD0725997

Title :   Tropical Field Test of a Knitted Paper Sandbag.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Levine,Sidney ; Williams,David L.

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Field trials of the knitted paper sandbag (containing an organo-zinc fungicide) and six other sandbag types conducted by the Australian Military Forces in temperate, semi-tropical, and tropical environments are described. Data obtained from these tests show that nylex, a bag having a nylon scrim laminated between two vinyl films, had superior resistance properties but was too slippery to stack well. Knitted paper with an organo-zinc fungicide (MIL-B-52231A) and jute burlap with an organo-zinc copper fungicide (MIL-B-12233A), the control sandbag, had parallel performances and followed nylex in overall performance. Three Japanese polypropylene sandbags, containing no UV inhibitors, performed poorly. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   (*BAGS, TROPICAL TESTS), PAPER, PROTECTIVE TREATMENTS, FUNGICIDES, ZINC COMPOUNDS, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, NYLON, LAMINATES, VINYL PLASTICS, WEATHERPROOFING, PROPENES, FIBERS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE