Synthesis and Characterization of New Thermopolastic Fire Resistant Materials.
Synthesis and Characterization of New Thermopolastic
Fire Resistant Materials.
McGrath, J. E.; Ghassemi, H.; Riley, D.; Wan, I. Y.;
Bhatnagar, A.; Kashiwagi, T.
Plastics: Racing Into the Future. SPE Annual Technical
Conference and Exhibits, 54th. ANTEC '96. Proceedings.
1996, 3043-3048 pp, 1996.
Sponsor:National Science Foundation, Washington, DC
fire resistant materials; thermoplastics
Thermally stable high performance polyimides,
poly(arylene ether), and poly(arylene sulfide) systems
containing aryl phosphine oxide comonomers in controlled
concentrations have been prepared and characterized. In
general, tough thermoplastic materials have been
produced that show significant char yield in air, which
increase with the concentration of aryl phosphine oxide.
Thus, they are considered candidates for fire safe
thermoplastic materials. Preliminary cone calorimetry
measurements have been conducted on lower performance
aliphatic polyamides, which indicate that, indeed, the
heat of combustion is reduced. Additional
characterization studies are in progress and will be
discussed at the meeting.