Fire properties of styrenic polymer–clay nanocomposites based on an oligomerically-modified clay
Polymer Degradation and Stability
An oligomerically-modified clay has been used to fabricate nanocomposites with styrenic polymers, such as polystyrene, high-impacted polystyrene, poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile) and acrylonitrile–butadiene–styrene by melt blending. The clay dispersion was evaluated by X-ray diffraction and bright field transmission electron microscopy. All of the nanocomposites have a mixed delaminated/intercalated structure. The fire properties of nanocomposites were evaluated by cone calorimetry and the mechanical properties were also evaluated.
Zhang, Jinguo; Jiang, David D.; and Wilkie, Charles A., "Fire properties of styrenic polymer–clay nanocomposites based on an oligomerically-modified clay" (2006). Chemistry Faculty Research and Publications. 110.
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Accepted version. Polymer Degradation and Stability, Vol. 91, No. 2 (February 2006): 358-366. DOI. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. Used with permission.