Army

Environmentally friendly flare illuminant composition

  • US Patent No. 8608879
  • Issued: December 17, 2013
  • Status: Active
Military Technology

The present invention is a flare illuminant composition, useful in hand-held signals, which composition is environmentally friendly and economical, containing a commercially available, aromatic, high energy, amine-based organic compound, 5-aminotetrazole, in place of the conventional and toxic KClO4, or, for the known alternative to KClO4, expensive, strontium bis-(1-methyl-5-nitriminotetrazolate)monohydrate.

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