Accession Number : ADA293229

Title :   Investigation of Alternate Packaging for DS2.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 90-Dec 92,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Day, Sheldon E. ; Procell, Lawrence R. ; Forchheimer, Richard O.

PDF Url : ADA293229

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Storage container for DS2 have always been made of metal. Suggestions have been made over the years that plastics be investigated for use as DS2 containers. Past studies indicated that the only plastics suitable for containing DS2 were Teflon(R), polyethylene, Kynar (polyvinylidene fluoride), and PEEK (polyether ether ketone). Commercially available containers made from these materials were used for an extended laboratory storage study. Only Kynar showed any promise (containers from PEEK were not available). Experimental containers in the M13 Decontaminating Apparatus: Portable, 14-L configuration were manufactured from Kynar for additional studies. Whereas, the Kynar itself was determined resistant to DS2, the experimental Kynar containers themselves did not survive the testing required to certify them as shipping containers for DS2. This failure was probably due to the configuration of the experimental Kynar containers. Kynar containers in other configurations should be evaluated. jg

Descriptors :   *SOLUTIONS(MIXTURES), *PACKAGING, *DECONTAMINATION MATERIALS, TEST AND EVALUATION, METALS, CONTAINERS, STORAGE, FLUORIDES, PLASTICS, SHIPPING CONTAINERS, POLYETHERS, KETONES, POLYETHYLENE, POLYVINYLIDENES, TETRAFLUOROETHYLENE RESINS.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Plastics
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE