Accession Number : ADA311431

Title :   Plastic Pallet Produced by Alket Industries, MIL-STD-1660 Tests.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL

Personal Author(s) : Haas, Bradley J.

PDF Url : ADA311431

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS), Validation Engineering Division (SIOAC-DEV), was tasked by the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), AMSTA-AR-ESK, to conduct MIL-STD-166O tests on a plastic pallet made with blended recycled high-density polyethylene produced by Alket Industries (formerly Aldan Lane Company). The pallet initially failed to meet MIL-STD-1660, Design Criteria for Ammunition Unit Loads, requirements; however, after several pallet modifications, the polyethylene pallet loaded with simulated 1O5mm boxed ammunition met MIL-STD-1660 requirements. This report contains the test results.

Descriptors :   *TEST AND EVALUATION, *MILITARY STANDARDS, *PLASTICS, *PALLETS, SIMULATION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ARMY RESEARCH, MODIFICATION, IMPACT TESTS, HIGH DENSITY, DROP TESTS, DESIGN CRITERIA, SHOCK TESTS, STACKING, POLYETHYLENE.

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE