It is shown that, by the addition of a typical intumescent mixture of ammonium polyphosphate and pentaerythritol to polypropylene, the mechanism of intumescence which develops on heating is not significantly affected by dispersion of the intumescent mixture in the polymer. On the other hand, in these mixtures, polypropylene seems to evolve, by thermal degradation, a smaller amount of flammable products than when it is heated alone. The ammonium polyphosphate-pentaerythritol additive is shown to induce fire retardant characteristics in polypropylene by means of a ‘condensed phase’ mechanism.
|Titolo:||Study of the mechanism of intumescence in fire retardant polymers. Part II: Mechanism of action in polypropylene - ammonium polyphosphate - pentaerythritol mixtures|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1984|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/0141-3910(84)90027-2|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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