Paper Title:
Effect of Flame Retardant on Flame Retardancy and Mechanical Properties of Glass Fiber/Polypropylene Composites
  Abstract

Composites based on polypropylene and glass fiber were prepared by melt mixing. The effect of magnesium hydroxide as a flame retardant on flammability and thermal behavior of glass fiber/polypropylene composites was studied. Ratio of glass fiber to magnesium hydroxide in each composite sample was varied. Maleic anhydride grafted polypropylene (MAPP) was used to improve the interfacial adhesion between polypropylene and fillers. Flammability and thermal behavior of the composites were examined using a horizontal burning test and a thermogravimetric analyzer, respectively. Morphology and mechanical properties of the composites were also investigated. Magnesium hydroxide reduced the flammability while improved thermal decomposition temperature of the polypropylene composites. However, magnesium hydroxide showed a negative impact on the tensile strength of the polypropylene composites.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 264-265)
Edited by
M.S.J. Hashmi, S. Mridha and S. Naher
Pages
652-656
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.264-265.652
Citation
R. Jeencham, N. Suppakarn, K. Jarukumjorn, "Effect of Flame Retardant on Flame Retardancy and Mechanical Properties of Glass Fiber/Polypropylene Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 264-265, pp. 652-656, 2011
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June 2011
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