Flame retarding and reinforcing modification of ramie/polybenzoxazine composites by surface treatment of ramie fabric

Li, Nannan and Yan, Hongqiang and Xia, Lei and Mao, Lebo and Fang, Zhengping and Song, Yihu and Wang, Hao (2015) Flame retarding and reinforcing modification of ramie/polybenzoxazine composites by surface treatment of ramie fabric. Composites Science and Technology, 121. pp. 82-88. ISSN 0266-3538


Ramie fabrics were firstly treated with amino functional silane coupling agent. Then the layer-by-layer self-assemble technique was used to develop flame retardant coating on flexible and porous ramie fabrics through the electronegativity of ammonium polyphosphate (APP) and the electropositivity of polyethyleneimine (PEI). The content of the coating was measured to be 13.8 wt.%. The flame retardant ramie/polybenzoxazine composites were prepared with APP/PEI treated ramie fabrics as reinforcement. The self-assembly of the flame retardant coating on the fabric surface endowed the composites with self-extinguishing ability, and the treated composites can reach UL-94 V-0 rating during the vertical flame tests. Moreover, the interfacial adhesion of the treated composites has been enhanced. In consequence, its tensile and flexural properties have been improved and the treated composites show much higher strength and toughness compared with the untreated composites.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Permanent restricted access to Published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2016 04:40
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2016 04:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: flame retardancy; fabrics/textiles; laminate; surface treatments; mechanical properties
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091012 Textile Technology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2015.07.013
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28884

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