Intumescent PP blends

X. Almeras, M. Le Bras, S. Bourbigot, P. Hornsby, G. Marosi, P. Anna, F. Poutch

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Abstract

One way to improve the fire performance of polymers is by the development of intumescent systems. The addition of ammonium polyphosphate/polyamide-6 is known to provide flame retardancy in many polymers via an intumescent process. The development of appropriate formulations is limited by their mechanical properties. This study shows that polypropylene based intumescent blends are efficient fire retardant systems and that acceptable mechanical properties can be obtained. It is also shown that adding talc improves the mechanical properties of intumescent polypropylene formulations without decreasing their fire retardancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-702
Number of pages12
JournalPolymers and Polymer Composites
Volume11
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Polypropylenes
Mechanical properties
Polymers
Fires
Flame Retardants
Talc
Polyphosphates
Flame retardants
Ammonium Compounds
Polyamides
nylon 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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Almeras, X., Le Bras, M., Bourbigot, S., Hornsby, P., Marosi, G., Anna, P., & Poutch, F. (2003). Intumescent PP blends. Polymers and Polymer Composites, 11(8), 691-702.

Intumescent PP blends. / Almeras, X.; Le Bras, M.; Bourbigot, S.; Hornsby, P.; Marosi, G.; Anna, P.; Poutch, F.

In: Polymers and Polymer Composites, Vol. 11, No. 8, 2003, p. 691-702.

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Almeras, X, Le Bras, M, Bourbigot, S, Hornsby, P, Marosi, G, Anna, P & Poutch, F 2003, 'Intumescent PP blends', Polymers and Polymer Composites, vol. 11, no. 8, pp. 691-702.
Almeras X, Le Bras M, Bourbigot S, Hornsby P, Marosi G, Anna P et al. Intumescent PP blends. Polymers and Polymer Composites. 2003;11(8):691-702.
Almeras, X. ; Le Bras, M. ; Bourbigot, S. ; Hornsby, P. ; Marosi, G. ; Anna, P. ; Poutch, F. / Intumescent PP blends. In: Polymers and Polymer Composites. 2003 ; Vol. 11, No. 8. pp. 691-702.
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