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Thermal Degradation and Flammability Properties of Polypropylene-Carbon Nanotube Composites

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Author(s)

Takashi Kashiwagi, E Grulke, J Hilding, Richard H. Harris Jr., W H. Awad, J. F. Douglas

Abstract

Nanocomposites based on polypropylene and carbon nanotubes (up to 2 vol.-%) were melt blended, yielding a good dispersion of nanotubes without using any organic treatment or additional additives. Carbon nanotubes are found to significantly enhance the thermal stability of polypropylene in nitrogen at high temperatures. Specifically, the nanotube additives greatly reduced the heat release rate of poly(propylene). They are found to be at least as effective a flame retardant as clay/poly(propylene) nanocomposites.
Citation
Macromolecular Rapid Communications
Volume
23
Issue
No. 13

Keywords

nanocomposites, thermal degradation, flammability, polypropylene, flame retardants

Citation

Kashiwagi, T. , Grulke, E. , Hilding, J. , Harris, R. , Awad, W. and Douglas, J. (2002), Thermal Degradation and Flammability Properties of Polypropylene-Carbon Nanotube Composites, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=912039 (Accessed June 16, 2024)

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Created January 1, 2002, Updated February 19, 2017