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    • ISSN: 2010-0221
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Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
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IJCEA 2012 Vol.3(6): 437-440 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2012.V3.238

Influence of Magnesium Hydroxide/Aluminum Tri-Hydroxide Particle Size on Polymer Flame Retardancy: An Overview

Ahmad Aroziki Abdul Aziz, Sakinah Mohd Alauddin, Ruzitah Mohd Salleh, and Maziyar Sabet

Abstract—Anoverview is presented of the recent developments concerning the use of magnesium hydroxide /aluminum tri-hydroxide (MH/ATH) as for designing polymer nanocomposites endowed with enhanced flame retardancy. Emphasis is placed on the fact that the effect of nano size of ATH/MH is beneficial mostly for retarding flame spread in developing fire as blending composites to the base component. Accordingly, the need for improving flame retardants materials in nanocomposites are discussed and compared in this particular overview paper, providing detailed examples reported in selected previous literature. The results were comparable when working with nano-sized of MH particles, suggesting that the nanoparticles claimed a noble metal serves not only as excellent filler to the polymer matrix but also provides low loading amount of filler, very good in dispersion by impressive morphological structure and better physical properties such as tensile strength and elongation at break.

Index Terms—Fire retardant, nano particles, wire and cable,nano-ATH, nano-MH

Ahmad Aroziki Abdul is with the Chemical Engineering,Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) (e-mail: aroziki_uitm@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Ahmad Aroziki Abdul Aziz, Sakinah Mohd Alauddin, Ruzitah Mohd Salleh, and Maziyar Sabet, "Influence of Magnesium Hydroxide/Aluminum Tri-Hydroxide Particle Size on Polymer Flame Retardancy: An Overview," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 437-440, 2012.

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