Title

Flammability of styrenic polymer clay nanocomposites based on a methyl methacrylate oligomerically-modified clay

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2006

Source Publication

Polymer Degradation and Stability

Source ISSN

0141-3910

Abstract

Nanocomposites of polystyrene, high impact polystyrene, acrylonitrile–butadiene–styrene terpolymer, polypropylene, and polyethylene were prepared using a methyl methacrylate oligomerically-modified clay by melt blending and the thermal stability and fire retardancy were studied. These nanocomposites were characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis and cone calorimetry. The results show a mixed morphology, depending on the polymer.

Comments

Polymer Degradation and Stability, Vol. 91, No. 2 (February 2006): 289-297. DOI.