Nanocomposites of polyamide 12 with multiwall carbon nanotubes (CNT) and octaisobutyl polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (POSS) were studied to assess their flame retardancy properties. The fire behavior was investigated with a cone calorimeter using 50 kW/m2 heat fluxes, by means of the oxygen index and the UL 94 H classification. The fire residue was characterized using FT-IR and SEM. The best overall performance was observed for the composites containing 3.3 wt% of POSS and 4 wt% of CNT. This composite achieved HB in UL 94, an oxygen index of 27 and a 74% reduction in the peak heat release rate. A synergistic effect was evidenced using POSS and CNT together whereas FT-IR and SEM analysis of the residue from fire experiments confirms the formation of SiO2 shield on the surface of the burning sample.
|Titolo:||Fire behavior of polyamide 12 nanocomposites containing POSS and CNT|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2016.10.005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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