Accession Number : ADD010066

Title :   Underwater Wax Formulation and Method.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Supcoe,Robert F ; Radakovich,Thomas

Report Date : 06 Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A wax coating composition capable of underwater application to submerged surfaces comprises a mixture of from about 2% to about 18% of a polymer having the recurring unit-C2F3C1-; from about 20% to about 40% of a microcrystalline wax; from about 40% to about 70% of a chlorinated paraffinic hydrocarbon and up to about 5% of a surfactant. An appropriate biocide may be interspersed into the wax to prevent marine growth. Another wax coating composition comprises a mixture of from about 16% to about 27% of a paraffin wax; from about 22% to about 33% of a microcrystalline wax; and from about 36% to about 58% of a chlorinated paraffinic hydrocarbon. A biocide such as the organotins or cuprous oxide antifoulants may comprise from about 2% to about 10% of the wax mixture. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Waxes, *Formulations(Chemistry), Chlorinated hydrocarbons, Underwater, Methodology, Coatings, Mixtures, Polymers, Fluorides, Microstructure, Crystals, Inventions

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE