The Use of POSS-Based Nanoadditives for Cable-Grade PVC: Effects on Its Thermal Stability
AbstractPlasticized–Poly(vinyl chloride) (P-PVC) for cables and insulation requires performances related to outdoor, indoor and submarine contexts and reduction of noxious release of HCl-containing fumes in case of thermal degradation or fire. Introducing suitable nanomaterials in polymer-based nanocomposites can be an answer to this clue. In this work, an industry-compliant cable-grade P-PVC formulation was added with nanostructured materials belonging to the family of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS). The effects of the nanomaterials, alone and in synergy with HCl scavenging agents as zeolites and hydrotalcites, on the thermal stability and HCl evolution of P-PVC were deeply investigated by thermogravimetric analysis and reference ASTM methods. Moreover, hardness and mechanical properties were studied in order to highlight the effects of these additives in the perspective of final industrial uses. The data demonstrated relevant improvements in the thermal stability of the samples added with nanomaterials, already with concentrations of POSS down to 0.31 phr and interesting additive effects of POSS with zeolites and hydrotalcites for HCl release reduction without losing mechanical performances. View Full-Text
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Palin, L.; Rombolà, G.; Milanesio, M.; Boccaleri, E. The Use of POSS-Based Nanoadditives for Cable-Grade PVC: Effects on Its Thermal Stability. Polymers 2019, 11, 1105.
Palin L, Rombolà G, Milanesio M, Boccaleri E. The Use of POSS-Based Nanoadditives for Cable-Grade PVC: Effects on Its Thermal Stability. Polymers. 2019; 11(7):1105.Chicago/Turabian Style
Palin, Luca; Rombolà, Giuseppe; Milanesio, Marco; Boccaleri, Enrico. 2019. "The Use of POSS-Based Nanoadditives for Cable-Grade PVC: Effects on Its Thermal Stability." Polymers 11, no. 7: 1105.
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