Accession Number : ADD006560

Title :   Castable TNT Compositions Containing a Broad Spectrum, Preformed Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomer Additive.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Voigt,H William , Jr

Report Date : 14 Aug 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Castable high explosive compositions of generally improved physical characteristics consist essentially of 2,4,6 trinitrotoluene (TNT) and about 0.05 to 10% by weight of the TNT of a thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer, which is soluble in the trinitrotoluene and is fully reacted, i.e. contains essentially no free isocyanate groups, prior to incorporation thereof in the explosive composition. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Explosives, *Castings, *TNT, Additives, Thermoplastic resins, Polyurethane resins, Elastomers, Melts, Physical properties, Chemical composition, Storage, Impurities, Heat treatment, Inventions, Compressive properties, Bombs, Rockets, Artillery ammunition

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Plastics
      Elastomers and Rubber
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE