Silica Treatments: A Fire Retardant Strategy for Hemp Fabric/Epoxy Composites

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Branda, Francesco; Malucelli, Giulio; Durante, Massimo; Piccolo, Alessandro; Mazzei, Pierluigi; Costantini, Aniello; Silvestri, Brigida; Pennetta, Miriam; Bifulco, Aurelio;
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • Journal: Polymers (issn: 2073-4360)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/polym8080313
  • Subject: hemp/epoxy composites | three-point bending tests | vacuum bag molding | solid-state NMR | waterglass treatments | Organic chemistry | QD241-441 | flame retardancy | hemp/epoxy composites; waterglass treatments; solid-state NMR; flame retardancy; cone calorimetry tests; three-point bending tests; vacuum bag molding. | cone calorimetry tests

In this paper, for the first time, inexpensive waterglass solutions are exploited as a new, simple and ecofriendly chemical approach for promoting the formation of a silica-based coating on hemp fabrics, able to act as a thermal shield and to protect the latter from hea... View more
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