Fire Retardancy of Polypropylene-Metal Hydroxide Nanocomposites
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Fire and Polymers IV
The combination of metal hydroxides (aluminum or magnesium) with an organically-modified clay has been studied as a potential fire retardant system for polypropylene. The combination of polypropylene with 5% inorganic clay and 20% of the metal hydroxide gives an 80% reduction in the peak heat release rate, which is the same as what is obtained when 40% of the hydroxide is used alone. This means that more polymer can be used, which could be an advantage in some situations.
Zhang, Jinguo and Wilkie, Charles A., "Fire Retardancy of Polypropylene-Metal Hydroxide Nanocomposites" (2006). Chemistry Faculty Research and Publications. 248.
"Fire Retardancy of Polypropylene-Metal Hydroxide Nanocomposites," in Fire and Polymers. Eds. Charles A Wilkie and Gordon L. Nelson. Washington D.C.: American Chemical Society, 2006: 61-74. Permalink. © 2006 American Chemical Society.