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Thermal characterization of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene-ABS obtained with different manufacturing processes

Abstract: Polymers are widely employed in many areas, e.g. transport, packaging, electronic devices, etcetera. Among them, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) is one of the most employed polymers due to its mechanical properties, its ease to mechanize and recyclability. Nevertheless, according to the fire properties, ABS behaviour is usually worse than other polymers, therefore, they have to be upgraded with flame retardant additives. To characterize the fire behaviour of a certain material is necessary to address several typology of tests, providing relevant properties such as thermal conductivity, flammability and heat released. However, researchers may not always be able to run all tests due to the lack of apparatus or samples. Therefore, it is necessary to seek bibliographic sources. As one might expect, for a given material, the property values should be similar, regardless of who performs the test. However, sometimes slightly different results are obtained, which may be due to different causes, such as differences in test set-up and in material composition/manufacture. These differences in properties may lead researcher to doubt which data to use. This paper presents the results of different types of tests using neat ABS polymer. Additionally, these results are compared with the data from literature, discussing the similarities/differences and offering a more comprehensive characterization of ABS. The laboratory techniques included in this work are: thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, laser flash analysis, smoke density, cone calorimeter, fire propagation and flammability.

 Autoría: Alonso A., Lázaro M., Lázaro D., Alvear D.,

 Fuente: Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2023, 148(20), 10557-10572

Editorial: Springer Netherlands

 Fecha de publicación: 01/10/2023

Nº de páginas: 16

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1007/s10973-023-12258-2

ISSN: 1388-6150,1588-2926

Proyecto español: RTC-2017-6414-5

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-023-12258-2