Condensed Phase Phenomena in Commodity Polymers Undergoing Degradation/Gasification.
Condensed Phase Phenomena in Commodity Polymers
Steckler, K. D.; Ohlemiller, T. J.; Kashiwagi, T.
NISTIR 6242; October 1998.
National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual
Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts.
November 2-5, 1998, Gaithersburg, MD, Beall, K. A.,
Editor(s), 51-52 pp, 1998.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB99-102519
fire research; fire science; fire suppression;
degradation; gasification; polypropylene; polystyrene;
A series of degradation/gasification experiments has
been conducted to better understand the condensed phase
processes during burning of commodity polymers such as
polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), and polystyrene
(PS). Understanding the molten behavior of these
themoplastics is the first step. Although none of the
polymers in this test series had flame retardants,
future work will include flame retardant materials.
Indeed, understanding the action of these retardants in
this molten polymer context is a goal of this study.