Flame retardant polypropylene copolymer and EVA blends filled with micro- and nanoparticles of magnesium hydroxide

O. Rodriguez-Fernández, G. Morales, C. Espinoza-González, I. Yañez-Flores, M. Paajanen, S. Pasanen, J. Bocanegra, R. Benavides, C. Tena

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Abstract

Magnesium hydroxide (MDH) is an inexpensive inorganic flame retardant agent that has been increasingly used to replace conventional halogen-containing flame retardants in polymers. In this work, the effects of combination of micro-sized MDH particles (mMDH) with different morphologies and nano-sized MDH particles (mMDH) on flame retardant and mechanical properties of random polypropylene copolymer/EVA blends were studied. The results demonstrated that the morphology of mMDH particles also plays an important role on flame retardant properties mechanisms of the polymer. Issues concerning with the initial endothermic decomposition stage of the mMDH particles are crucial in the final flame retardant property of the composites.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationANTEC 2014 Conference Proceedings
PublisherSociety of plastics engineers
Pages2003-2007
ISBN (Print)978-1-6343-9708-7
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event72nd Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers: The Plastics Conference, ANTEC 2014 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 28 Apr 201430 Apr 2014

Conference

Conference72nd Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers: The Plastics Conference, ANTEC 2014
Abbreviated titleANTEC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period28/04/1430/04/14

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    Rodriguez-Fernández, O., Morales, G., Espinoza-González, C., Yañez-Flores, I., Paajanen, M., Pasanen, S., Bocanegra, J., Benavides, R., & Tena, C. (2014). Flame retardant polypropylene copolymer and EVA blends filled with micro- and nanoparticles of magnesium hydroxide. In ANTEC 2014 Conference Proceedings (pp. 2003-2007). Society of plastics engineers.