PERFORMANCE OF PLASTIC PACKAGING FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION, PART 2: PERMEATION

Permeation as a mode of failure for plastics packagings is discussed. The materials properties which determine permeation performance are defined. Measurement methods aimed at determining values for the materials properties are surveyed. A "matrix" scheme is introduced for evaluating the risks associated with the permeation failure of a package containing a hazardous materials lading. Permeation factors influencing reuse of plastic containers are described. Laboratory data from an evaluation of a simple method of test for estimating the intrinsic property of a lading to permeate polyethylene is presented. /Author/

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    • Sponsored by and prepared for DOT, Materials Transportation Bureau. For Part I of this report, see Accession No. 163645.
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    National Bureau of Standards

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  • Authors:
    • Barnes, J D
    • Martin, G M
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168085
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 3110526
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/MTB/OHMO-76/5 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-AS-50074
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM