Accession Number : AD0765043

Title :   Development of Chemical Coating for Airfield Runway Marking.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Dowdy,Stanley P.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The purpose of this project was to develop an airfield runway marking paint that would be superior to paint and/or systems presently used. A high-molecular weight, linear bisphenol polyether was developed. Methyl ethyl ketone as a pure solvent was found to be the most effective in producing rapid completely dry, flexible paint that is practically nonreactive with the substrates and conform to pollution requirements of Los Angeles (Rule 66). Three different anti-skid additives were studied as well as a water resistant (silicone) additive to improve bead retention and adhesion of the coating to the substrate. A styrene acrylate and a chlorinated rubber alkyd were evaluated. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*PAINTS, SPECIFICATIONS), (*RUNWAYS, PAINTS), LANDING FIELDS, PROTECTIVE TREATMENTS, ADDITIVES, PAINT THINNERS, SKIDDING, TEST METHODS, STYRENE PLASTICS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE