RESEARCH INTO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW-SMOKE, LOW-FLAME SPREAD AND LOW-TOXICITY FIBRE-REINFORCED PLASTIC LAMINATE FOR MARINE USE

Authors
  1. Belanger, G.
  2. Perreault, C.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN);CEMP Belanger Ltd, St Germain de Grantham QUE (CAN)
Abstract
With the evolution of legislation becoming more and more severe with respect to fire rating, smoke and toxicity, the composite industry has been prompt in developing new resins and additives. The new methacrylate polyester and phenolic resins with their high reactivity and potential for modification to give excellent fire-retardant composites were chosen as a novel and genuine alternative to resins containing halogenated additives. Thermoset resins can be filled with a variety of mineral filler additives/reinforcements to increase specific and properties such as low-fire, low-smoke and low-toxicity. A significant amount of work was devoted to the research of new additives as hydrates and char promoters for these resins. The additives evaluated ranged from alumina trihydrate to sodium aluminum hydroxy carbonate including phosphate reactive diluents. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DREA-CR-89-425 — Contractor Report (Final)
Date of publication
15 Sep 1989
Number of Pages
96
DSTKIM No
90-03855
CANDIS No
66098
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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