Using polyamide-6 as charring agent in intumescent polypropylene formulations: I. Effect of the compatibilising agent on the fire retardancy performance

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

69 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Addition of the ammonium polyphosphate/polyamide-6 blend is known to enable fire properties of interest to be obtained in many polymers. However, the use of an interfacial agent is required to stabilise the formulation. This study investigates the improvement of the fire performance induced by incorporation of ethylene-butyl acrylate-maleic anhydride (EBuAMA) and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVAx, where x is the vinyl acetate weight level) as interfacial agents of the polypropylene/ammonium polyphosphate/polyamide-6 blend. It is shown that the improvement strongly depends upon both the nature and the amount of interfacial agent used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-313
Number of pages9
JournalPolymer Degradation and Stability
Volume77
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002

Keywords

  • Ammonium polyphosphate
  • Cone calorimetry
  • Fire retardancy
  • Intumescence
  • Polyamide-6
  • Polypropylene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Using polyamide-6 as charring agent in intumescent polypropylene formulations: I. Effect of the compatibilising agent on the fire retardancy performance'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this