EFFECTS OF DEEP OCEAN ENVIRONMENT ON PLASTICS

Effects of deep ocean environment on plastics were determined by placing various plastic materials such as Teflon, polyethylene, delrin, and acrylics in rod form and vinyl plastics in tube form on the floor of the Pacific Ocean for up to two years at a depth of 5640 ft and one year at a depth of 2370 ft. In examining the specimens for biological deterioration, marine growth, hardness, and moisture absorption, it was found that many were damaged by marine boring organisms.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 71st Annual Meeting
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  USA  19428-2957
  • Authors:
    • Muraoka, J S
  • Publication Date: 1968-6

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  • Accession Number: 00056042
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2003 12:00AM