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Polymers 2015, 7(2), 220-234;

Development of a Halogen Free Flame Retardant Masterbatch for Polypropylene Fibers

1,2,†, 1,2,†, 1,2,*,† and 3,†
Université Lille Nord de France, F-59000 Lille, France
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (ENSAIT)/Laboratoire Génie des Matériaux Textiles (GEMTEX), F-59100 Roubaix, France
Devan Chemicals, 539, Chée de Ninovesteenweg, Ronse 9600, Belgium
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: A. Richard Horrocks
Received: 30 November 2014 / Revised: 21 January 2015 / Accepted: 28 January 2015 / Published: 9 February 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Flame Retardant Polymers)
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The efficiency of new phosphinates, in combination with melamine cyanurate, was studied using different polypropylene textile structures. The influence of different ratios up to a total amount of 6 wt% in the polypropylene fiber was investigated using the limiting oxygen index (LOI) and cone calorimeter method for research purposes, while the performances were correlated to the standards FMVSS 302 (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards) and DIN 4102-l (Deutsches Institut für Normung) used more specifically for automotive and building sector. View Full-Text
Keywords: polypropylene fiber; flame-retardant; thermal properties; flammability polypropylene fiber; flame-retardant; thermal properties; flammability

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Rault, F.; Giraud, S.; Salaün, F.; Almeras, X. Development of a Halogen Free Flame Retardant Masterbatch for Polypropylene Fibers. Polymers 2015, 7, 220-234.

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