Title: FLAME RETARDANT AND ACOUSTIC LIGHT WEIGHT REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC PANEL
Abstract: Flame-retarding performance is required in differing degrees for a number of composite applications, including building and construction, automotive, furniture and transportation, to name a few. Widely different test standards are used for these different applications. In this paper, recent developments that produce polyolefin-based, light-weight reinforced thermoplastic (LWRT) composites which display exceptional flame-retarding performance will be discussed. By proper selection of non-halogen flame-retarding additives for the intended end use application, performance of the LWRT materials, as tested by ASTM E84 and SAE J369, can be significantly improved. In addition, the LWRT with flame-retarding formulation also shows potential for improved acoustic performance over the standard LWRT grade.
Authors: Ruomiao Wang, Yankai Yang
Conference: CAMX 2017 –Orlando