The mass burning rate of flame-retarded polypropylene in an oxygen-enriched atmosphere
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1986 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 31, Issue 2, pages 589–596, 5 February 1986
How to Cite
Spilda, I., Košík, M. and Blažej, A. (1986), The mass burning rate of flame-retarded polypropylene in an oxygen-enriched atmosphere. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 31: 589–596. doi: 10.1002/app.1986.070310224
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 MAY 1985
- Manuscript Received: 1 FEB 1983
Polypropylene containing a bromophosphorous flame-retardant exhibits a higher mass burning rate—in the atmosphere containing more than 30 vol % of oxygen — than nonretarded resin. These prodegradative reactions in combustion can be eliminated only by using a high concentration (ca. 40 phr) of inorganic alumina trihydrate. A method for distinguishing the physical and chemical effects of flame retardants is described.