Accession Number : AD0863799

Title :   Commercial Ethyl Acrylate-Acrylic Acid Copolymer Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROHM AND HAAS CO HUNTSVILLE AL REDSTONE RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Matthews, Richard L. ; Taylor, John E., III

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Two samples of ethyl acrylate-acrylic acid (EA-AA) copolymer received from commercial sources were evaluated extensively and found to be entirely acceptable for use in propellant systems. A number of potential vendors were supplied with raw-material specifications, a recommended copolymer formulation, and a recommended manufacturing procedure. Two vendors responded, one following the recommended procedure and one using a different procedure. Both samples were analyzed and then evaluated in a standard propellant formulation. The results obtained with both samples compared favorably with those obtained with copolymer produced at these Laboratories. A discussion of analytical procedures employed with EA-AA copolymers is presented. A computer program for calculating intrinsic viscosities is included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ACRYLIC RESINS), (*SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANT BINDERS, ACCEPTABILITY, TEST METHODS, STANDARDS, MANUFACTURING.

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE