Accession Number : ADA130364

Title :   Ultraviolet Curable Resin System for Rapid Runway Repair.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Sep 82,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE COLUMBUS LABS OH

Personal Author(s) : Pfau,J P ; Sharpe,R E ; Snyder,M J ; Huggins,R L ; Forster,F A

PDF Url : ADA130364

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : In this exploratory program, the UV-initiated cure of small test samples (2 inches by 2 inches by 3/4 inch) of a furan resin concrete was demonstrated. However, due to the high cost of the UV initiator (diphenyliodonium hexafluoroarsenate), the amount of initiator required to obtain complete cure results in a very high-cost polymer concrete. Three approaches -- reducing the amount of initiator, use of a catalyst, and use of alternate, more reactive initiators -- for reducing the cost of the UV-initiated furan concrete were investigated. None of these approaches, all of which would effectively reduce cost through reducing the amount of required initiator, yielded a completely cured furan concrete upon UV exposure. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Polymers, *Curing, *Ultraviolet radiation, *Runways, *Repair, Concrete, Quick reaction, Epoxy compounds, Bomb damage, Test methods, Furans

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Plastics
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Ultraviolet Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE