Journal of Polymer Research

, 19:9751

Thermal stability and flame retardance properties of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene/polyvinyl chloride/organophilic Fe-montmorillonite nanocomposites

Authors

    • State Key Laboratory of Fire ScienceUniversity of Science and Technology of China
    • Jiangsu University Branch Center of State Key Lab of Urban Water Resource and EnvironmentJiangsu University
  • Yuwen Tang
    • Jiangsu University Branch Center of State Key Lab of Urban Water Resource and EnvironmentJiangsu University
    • State Key Laboratory of Fire ScienceUniversity of Science and Technology of China
  • Lei Song
    • State Key Laboratory of Fire ScienceUniversity of Science and Technology of China
  • Hong Liu
    • Jiangsu University Branch Center of State Key Lab of Urban Water Resource and EnvironmentJiangsu University
  • Lixia Li
    • Jiangsu University Branch Center of State Key Lab of Urban Water Resource and EnvironmentJiangsu University
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10965-011-9751-y

Cite this article as:
Kong, Q., Tang, Y., Hu, Y. et al. J Polym Res (2012) 19: 9751. doi:10.1007/s10965-011-9751-y

Abstract

In the article, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene/polyvinyl chloride/organophilic Fe-montmorillonite (ABS/PVC/Fe-OMT) nanocomposites were prepared by melt intercalation method. In order to determine if the presence of iron ion in the structure of organophilic montmorillonite (OMT) lattice can affect thermal, flame retardance and smoke suppressant properties in the ABS/PVC blends. ABS/PVC/organophilic natural montmorillonite (Na-OMT) nanocomposites were prepared as the comparable sample. Fe-MMT and Na-MMT were treated by cetyl trimethylammonium bromide (CTAB). The information on morphologies and structures of ABS/PVC/OMT nanocomposites was obtained using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The thermal properties of the nanocomposites were characterized by thermogravimetric analysis, and flame retardant properties were obtained via limiting oxygen index (LOI), UL-94 vertical burning test and smoke density. The nanocomposites, based on Fe-OMT, exhibited better flame retardance, better smoke suppressant properties, and lower degradation degree than those of pure ABS/PVC blends and the ABS/PVC/Na-OMT nanocomposites.

Keywords

Fe-montmorillonite Nanocomposites Thermal stability Flame retardance Smoke suppressant

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