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Unique synergism in flame retardancy in ABS based composites through blending PVDF and halloysite nanotubes

Remanan, Sanjay and Sharma, Maya and Jayashree, Priyadarshini and Parameswaranpillai, Jyotishkumar and Fabian, Thomas and Shih, Julie and Shankarappa, Prasad and Nuggehalli, Bharath and Bose, Suryasarathi (2017) Unique synergism in flame retardancy in ABS based composites through blending PVDF and halloysite nanotubes. In: MATERIALS RESEARCH EXPRESS, 4 (6).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/aa7617


This study demonstrates flame retardant materials designed using bi-phasic polymer blends of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) containing halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) and Cloisite 30B nanoclay. The prepared blends with and without nanoparticles were extensively characterized. The nanoparticles were added in different weight concentrations to improve the flame retardancy. It was observed that prepared ABS/PVDF blends showed better flame retardancy than ABS based composites. The flame resistance was further improved by the addition of nanoparticles in the blends. The microscale combustion calorimetry (MCC) test showed better flame resistance in ABS/PVDF blends filled with 5 wt% HNTs than other composites. The total heat release of ABS/PVDF blend filled with 5 wt% HNTs decreased by 31% and also the heat of combustion decreased by 26% as compared to neat ABS. When compared with nanoparticles, the addition of PVDF reduced the peak heat release rate (PHRR) and increased the char residue more effectively. A synergistic improvement was observed from both PVDF and HNTs on the flame resistance properties.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the IOP PUBLISHING LTD, TEMPLE CIRCUS, TEMPLE WAY, BRISTOL BS1 6BE, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2017 04:36
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2017 04:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/57396

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