Flammability of styrenic polymer clay nanocomposites based on a methyl methacrylate oligomerically-modified clay
Polymer Degradation and Stability
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.