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Processing of Packing Foams Using Heat Melt Compaction

@inproceedings{Harris2014ProcessingOP,
  title={Processing of Packing Foams Using Heat Melt Compaction},
  author={Linden Harris and Richard Alba and Kanapathipillai Wignarajah and John W. Fisher and Oscar Alberto Monje Monje and Brandon Maryatt and James L. Broyan and Gregory S. Pace},
  year={2014}
}
  • Linden Harris, Richard Alba, +5 authors Gregory S. Pace
  • Published 2014
  • Materials Science
  • Foam is used extensively as packing material for items sent to the International Space Station (ISS). Although lightweight, foam is bulky and can occupy a large fraction of the limited ISS volume. Four chemically distinct foams have been used on the ISS. In descending order of current usage, these are Plastazote > Zotek > Minicel > Pyrell. Processing foam with the Heat Melt Compactor (HMC), a solid waste treatment system, has been proposed to reduce the volume of foams stored on spacecraft… CONTINUE READING

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