31Aug 2015

Flame Retardancy of Biopolymer Polyhydroxyalkanoate Composite

  • Free Consultation, Babylon, Hilla, IRAQ.
  • College of Engineering Materials, Kufa University, IRAQ.
  • Technical Institute of Baquba, Mechanical Department , IRAQ.
  • Materials and Engineering Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
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In this paper, flame retardancy of Biopolymer Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) was studied. ASTM E162 standard test method for surface flammability was used to assess the functioning of the aluminum hydroxide nanoparticles efficiency as a surface layer with (4mm) to impede flame by using oxy- acetylene torch with exposed intervals equal to (20mm,30mm). The results obtained from surface flammability test were evidenced that the aluminum hydroxide was effective as a flame retardant to impede the flame.

[Ali I. Al-Mosawi, Shaymaa Abbas Abdulsada, Mustafa A. Rijab, Abbass Hashim (2015); Flame Retardancy of Biopolymer Polyhydroxyalkanoate Composite Int. J. of Adv. Res. 3 (Aug). 883-886] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

Ali I.Al-Mosawi