Accession Number : AD0905241

Title :   New and Improved Rubber Compounds for Weapon Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL GENERAL THOMAS J RODMAN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Testroet, Frank B.

Report Date : OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : A study of the compatibility of elastomers with MIL-L-46000 lubricant, MIL-C-372 bore cleaner and various explosives and propellants is reported. A technique for bonding neoprene rubber to steel during injection molding is described. Newly marketed carbon blacks were shown to be suitable replacements for channel blacks that are no longer manufactured in this country. Channel blacks are cited in many military tire specifications as ingredients for control or referee compounds. Newly developed fluorosilicone rubber inserts significantly increased the service life of the M16A1 rifle extractor springs. Other potential applications of fluorosilicone elastomers for improving weapon systems are described. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   (*ELASTOMERS, COMPATIBILITY), LUBRICANTS, EXPLOSIVES, PROPELLANTS, BONDING, SYNTHETIC RUBBER, STEEL, INJECTION, CARBON BLACK, TIRES, SILICONE PLASTICS, SILOXANES, FLUORIDES, MOLDINGS, RIFLES, SPRINGS, POLYMERS, VULCANIZATES, WEAPON SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE