DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF AZOBIS-BLOWN FOAMS FOR MOLDING PART 572 DUMMY FLESH COMPONENTS

This report describes work undertaken to develop and evaluate molding techniques for azobis-blown foams to replace nitrosan-blown foams in molding Part 572 dummy flesh components. The work was intended to minimize changes in vinyl foam-formulations employing Nitrosan as a foaming agent and to establish molding techniques adaptable to production facilities of dummy manufacturers. A data base was established for Nitrosan-blown foams and physical tests performed to establish equivalence between Azobis and Nitrosan-blown foams. Full sets of dummy segments were molded with the Azobis-blown foams and subjected to additional tests to determine that they corresponded reasonably with Nitrosan-blown foams. Azobis-blown dummy segments were produced which proved to be comparable to Nitrosan-blown foam samples. It was found that only minor variations in formulations were required for the substitute material, and only minor variations in molding techniques were necessary.

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  • Pagination: 46 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00169275
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ATD-105, DOT-HS-803-030
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01325
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 7 2002 12:00AM