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Effect of Eco-friendly Inorganic Flame Retardants on Mechanical and Flame-Retardant Properties of EPDM Compound

  • Do, Jong Hwan (Material Development Team, DATWYLER Sealing Solutions) ;
  • Kim, Do Young (Department of Polymer Science & Engineering, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Seo, Kwan Ho (Department of Polymer Science & Engineering, Kyungpook National University)
  • Received : 2019.12.05
  • Accepted : 2020.01.14
  • Published : 2020.03.31

Abstract

In this study, the mechanical and flame-retardant properties of ethylene-propylene-diene-termonomer (EPDM) based rubber compounds and various other environmentally friendly inorganic flame retardants were investigated. Alumina trihydrate (ATH) and magnesium hydroxide (MDH) were used as inorganic flame retardants. The mechanical properties after thermal oxidation aging and the flame-retardant properties of the EPDM compounds were measured using a moving die rheometer, a universal testing machine, a compression set, and a UL 94 V flammability test. We focused on how the properties were affected by the type and amount of flame retardants. The results demonstrated that the optimal mechanical and flame-retardant V-0 grade properties were obtained at an ATH content of 200 phr.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 경북대학교

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