Title

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

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Source Publication

Polymer Degradation and Stability

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, Volume 91, Issue 2, pp 289-297(February, 2006). DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2005.05.007