Role of interface modification in filled and flame-retarded polymer systems

Gy Bertalan, Gy Marosi, P. Anna, I. Ravadits, I. Csontos, A. Tóth

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New reactive surfactants (RS) and synergistic reactive surfactants (SRS), containing reactive groups and longer unsaturated apolar hydrocarbon chains have been synthesised and applied in filled and flame-retarded polymer systems, respectively. These additives are capable of reactions with the polymer matrix and the disperse phase as well. The reaction of these compounds with polyolefins was proven on model system by surface analysis, while their reaction with fillers was demonstrated by DSC. The interface modification in filled/reinforced polymer systems and polymer blends resulted in improved mechanical properties, while in pigmented PE it contributed to higher photostability. Furthermore, the efficiency of intumescent flame retardant additives in polyolefins could be enhanced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-215
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Ionics
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2001
Event14th Intenational Symposium on the Reactivity of Solids - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Aug 27 2000Aug 31 2000


  • Calcium carbonate
  • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • Filler
  • Glass fibre
  • Interface modification
  • Intumescent flame retardant
  • PP-polyamide blend
  • Polyolefins
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Reactive surfactants
  • Reinforcement
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Synergistic additives
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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