Accession Number : ADA291432

Title :   Development of Novel Curing Techniques for Thermosetting Polymers and Adhesives. Phase 2.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 3 May 91-28 Aug 93,

Corporate Author : SPRINGBORN LABS INC ENFIELD CT

Personal Author(s) : Agro, S. ; White, R.

PDF Url : ADA291432

Report Date : 28 AUG 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : A novel induction curing technique for thermosetting polymers and adhesives was developed. This induction process provided a method for accelerating the cure rate of thermosetting adhesives so that they could be used as a replacement for mechanical fasteners in aluminum applications (specifically the US Army's aluminum, Light Vehicle / Foot Bridge). Potentially suitable thermosetting adhesives were procured for induction experiments. Various physical tests were used to rank the adhesives in order of their performance suitability. The induction process and the adhesives were optimized for rapid cure without detriment to the performance of the adhesive. Prototype bridge components, bonded with Dexter Hysol 9394 thermosetting adhesive were cured using the optimized induction process. These specimens were forwarded to the US Army, Fort Belvoir for performance evaluations. jg

Descriptors :   *POLYMERS, *ADHESIVES, *THERMOSETTING PLASTICS, TEST AND EVALUATION, OPTIMIZATION, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, LIGHT, PROTOTYPES, ALUMINUM, CURING, FASTENINGS, INDUCTION SYSTEMS, BRIDGES, MECHANICAL COMPONENTS.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE