Posted on 04/02/2016 in News 32 2016

Sophie Duquesne, ENSCL >(National Higher School of Chemistry Lille, France), presented research into different PIN flame retardancy strategies in polyurethane. Additive inorganic PIN flame retardants (APP ammonium polyphosphate + nano magnesium oxide) showed to be effective by producing a consistent char, with magnesium phosphate formation contributing to char effectiveness.

A reactive PIN FR package based in siloxanes reacted into the polyurethane polymer showed a 25% reduction in peak heat release rate, with generation of a silicon char fire barrier. Surface coatings are also being investigated, using low-pressure plasma to polymerise monomer substances deposited on the foam surface, but more cost-effective application processes need to be developed for this to be industrially feasible.


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