Halogen Free Flame Retardant ABS nanocomposites for electric and electronic devices
Start date: Sep 1, 2012,
End date: Aug 31, 2014
"The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) directives discouraged the use of halogenated flame retardants in electric and electronic devices. For this reason, effective non halogenated alternatives have to be developed. The project aims at developing new halogen free flame retardant (HFFR) for ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) compounds, which are widely use in the electric appliances sector, with good impact and fire properties.In order to reach these improvements, nanofillers will be combined with phosphorous-based flame retardants, either a) by Physical Combination of flame retardants and nanofillers in proper mixtures (PC), b) by Chemical Combination of nanofillers with flame retardants (CC) or c) by Physical Combination of Chemical functionalized lamellas and flame retardants (PCC) to be dispersed in the polymer by melt blending or melt reactive blending.NANOFRABS counts on a well balanced consortium of 4 SMEs and 2 RTDs. SMEs partners are complementary and cover the whole project necessities: nanoparticles, fire retardant, ABS compounder and an end-user. The RTD performers cover the four necessary scientific fields: Nanotechnology, polymer science, fire behaviour and flame retardants."
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