Injection molding of transparent polymeric materials with 9,10-dihydro-9-oxa-10-phosphaphenanthrene-10-oxide
forenhanced fire retardancy
Polimery 2018, No 7-8, 536
Selected transparent polymers [i.e., polystyrene (PS) and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)] were extruded with 9,10-dihydro-9-oxa-10-phosphaphenanthrene-10-oxide (DOPO). The obtained compositions were formed into testing samples by injection molding process. The obtained materials (containing 1–10 wt parts/100 wt parts of the polymer) exhibited higher melt flow rate and thermal resistance, as well as reduced flammability (while maintaining their mechanical properties). Additionally, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) analysis of modified polymers was conducted. Studies confirmed that – during the extrusion and/or injection molding – DOPO reacts with PS and PMMA.