Thermal degradation and flammability properties of HDPE/EVA/C60 nanocomposites

Liu, Hui and Song, Pingan and Fang, Zhengping and Shen, Lie and Peng, Mao (2010) Thermal degradation and flammability properties of HDPE/EVA/C60 nanocomposites. Thermochimica Acta, 506 (1). pp. 98-101. ISSN 0040-6031

Abstract

The thermal and flameretardancy properties of high-density polyethylene (HDPE)/ethylene vinyl-acetate copolymer (EVA)/fullerene (C60) nanocomposites were investigated by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and cone calorimetry with C60 loading varied from 0.5 to 2% by mass fraction. Dispersion of C60 in HDPE/EVA blend was characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). TGA and DSC results showed that the presence of C60 could remarkably enhance the thermal stability, and cone calorimeter measurements indicated that incorporating C60 could result in a significant reduction in the peak heat release rate and a much longer time to ignition of the HDPE/EVA blend. Furthermore, the larger the C60 loading level, the better the flame retardancy of HDPE/EVA/C60 nanocomposites.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2019 03:01
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2019 05:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: fullerene, high-density polyethylene, thermal stability, flame retardancy
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8699 Other Manufacturing > 869999 Manufacturing not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.tca.2010.04.029
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35574

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