Accession Number : AD0863710

Title :   Development of an Improved, Lower Cost Olive Drab Solar Heat Reflecting Enamel.

Descriptive Note : Formal rept.,

Corporate Author : COATING AND CHEMICAL LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Koutek, Stanley F. ; Cohen, Merrill

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Six experimental solar heat reflecting olive drab enamels were formulated to improve the cost effectiveness of the current specification enamel MIL-E-46096. These were evaluated against TT-E-516 and MIL-E-46096 enamels and found to meet or exceed the requirements. Exterior exposure studies conducted at the Panama Open Field Site showed the experimental enamels had improved color permanence over both TT-E-516 and MIL-E-46096. An experimental formula which offered a 20% cost reduction and better color retention than MIL-E-46096 was adopted for inclusion in MIL-E-46096. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CERAMIC COATINGS, REFLECTION), (*SOLAR RADIATION, REFLECTION), COST EFFECTIVENESS, HEAT RESISTANT MATERIALS, PAINTS.

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE