Accession Number : ADA135282

Title :   Flammability Characteristics of Some Epoxy Resins and Composites.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIALS AND MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER WATERTOWN MA

Personal Author(s) : Macaione,D P ; Dowling,R P , II ; Bergquist,P R

PDF Url : ADA135282

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The flammability characteristics of a number of epoxy resin formulations and glass fiber-reinforced epoxy resin composites have been evaluated by thermal analysis, limiting oxygen index/temperature index, flash ignition, and smoke density measurement techniques. Results have indicated that appropriate flame-retardant additives or halogenated monomers should be incorporated into the matrix resin to increase material survivability and reduce resin combustibility. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Epoxy resins, *Composite materials, *Flammability, Thermal analysis, Thermogravimetric analysis, Measurement, Indexes(Ratios), Oxygen, Smoke, Density, Flashes, Ignition

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE