Army

Composition of matter for an incendiary device and method of manufacture

  • US Patent No. 8465606
  • Issued: June 18, 2013
  • Status: Active
Military Technology

A composition of matter for an incendiary device includes a thermate component consisting of strontium nitrate Gr A, black iron oxide Gr B, aluminum Gr D Cl 5, aluminum Gr E Cl 6, sulfur Gr E, and polyacrylic rubber; and an ignition component consisting of potassium nitrate, titanium, aluminum, silicon, sulfur, charcoal, and polyacrylic rubber, wherein the thermate component consists of a barium nitrate free thermate formulation, and wherein the ignition component consists of a lead free ignition formulation. A parts by weight composition of the thermate component consists of 20.59% strontium nitrate Gr A, 48.04% black iron oxide Gr B, 17.57% aluminum Gr D Cl 5, 9.88% aluminum Gr E Cl 6, 1.96% sulfur Gr E, and 1.96% polyacrylic rubber, and a parts by weight composition of the ignition component consists of 66% potassium nitrate, 11% titanium, 8% aluminum, 6% silicon, 2% sulfur, 5% charcoal, and 2% polyacrylic rubber. Preferably, the first and second components are consolidated together using a ram having a sharp-edged profile.

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