Accession Number : AD0883660

Title :   Improvement of Elastomers for use in Army Weapons Applications.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING DIRE CTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Testroet, Frank B.

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : New elastomers and rubber compounding ingredients were evaluated for potential use in army weapons applications. Silicone rubber is useful in the preparation of prototypes or for formed-in-place gaskets. Flexane Putter 95 proved to be a good repair material for damaged rubber coatings on M60 machine guns. Hycar 1072 was used for fabricating improved rubber inserts for the GAU-2B/Aminigun bullet trap. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   (*ELASTOMERS, WEAPON SYSTEMS), MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), RUBBER, SILOXANES, RUBBER GASKETS, STYRENE PLASTICS, HALOCARBON PLASTICS, FLUORINE COMPOUNDS, VULCANIZATES, SILICONE PLASTICS, NITRILE RUBBER, NITROSO COMPOUNDS.

Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE