Thermal Decomposition Chemistry of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol): Char Characterization.
Thermal Decomposition Chemistry of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol):
Gilman, J. W.; Kashiwagi, T.; VanderHart, D. L.
NISTIR 5499; September 1994.
National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual
Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts.
October 17-20, 1994, Gaithersburg, MD, 101-102 pp, 1994.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB95-104964
fire research; thermal decomposition; chemistry; char;
inert atmosphere; experiments; environmental effects
Currently, due to concerns over the environmental
effects of halogenated compounds, there is an
international demand for the control of polymer
flammability without the use of halogenated or metal
based additives. Our approach to this issue is first to
characterize the fundamental condensed phase processes
and structures which lead to char formation during
polymer combustion and then, to use this information to
design new strategies, that do not use halogenated
additives, which increase char formation and therefore
will reduce polymer flammability.