This paper deals with the Layer by Layer assembly of an all-polymer chitosan/poly(allylamine diphosphonate) coating characterized by high efficiency in reducing the flammability of open cell polyurethane foams. The Layer by Layer assembly of the two components yields a supralinear growing coating that can be easily deposited on the complex 3D structure of polyurethane foams while preserving the open cell nature of the substrate. 2 bi-layers (BL) are enough to guarantee the deposition of a continuous thin coating capable of preventing the dangerous melt dripping phenomenon during flammability tests. The very same coating can dramatically reduce the heat release rate under a 35 kW/m2 heat flux as it can efficiently hinder the foam structural collapsing during combustion. 2 BL coatings achieve a reduction of 48% while 4 BL reaches the maximum reduction of 55%, thus confirming the great efficiency of the coating in reducing the PU flammability at such low deposition steps and coating thicknesses.
|Titolo:||All-polymer Layer by Layer coating as efficient solution to polyurethane foam flame retardancy|
|Parole Chiave:||Chitosan; Fire protection; Layer by Layer; Polyurethane foams; Thermal stability; Polymers and Plastics; Physics and Astronomy (all); Organic Chemistry|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/04 - Chimica Industriale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2-lug-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2015.07.001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|