Effect of PVDC on the Fire Performance of Ultra-Low Density Fiberboards (ULDFs)
Number of Authors: 7
2016 (English)In: BioResources, ISSN 1930-2126, E-ISSN 1930-2126, Vol. 11, no 4, 8653-8663 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Poly vinylidene chloride-vinyl chloride emulsions (PVDC) were added as a substitute for chlorinated paraffin (CP) in the preparation of ultra-low density fiberboards (ULDFs). The micromorphology and fire performance of ULDFs were investigated using a scanning electron microscope, limiting oxygen index instrument, and cone calorimeter. The results showed that PVDC specimens were coated with a regularly smooth film, while the distribution of CP inside CP specimens was uneven. The limiting oxygen index increased with the dosage of PVDC, then reached a plateau at 50 mL and 28%, slightly higher than CP specimens (27.3%). The peak of heat release rate, mean heat release rate, mean CO, and total smoke release of PVDC specimens was reduced 43.3%, 13.5%, 38.5%, and 51.5% lower than respective CP specimens, and with nearly the same total heat release (only 0.04 MJ/m2 higher). Thus, PVDC exhibited excellent heat-reducing and smoke-suppressing properties and could replace CP in ULDFs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 11, no 4, 8653-8663 p.
Forming material; Plant fiber; Chlorinated paraffin, Vinylidene chloride; Vinyl chloride; Cone calorimeter; ULDFs
Other Mechanical Engineering
Research subject Wood Science and Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60841DOI: 10.15376/biores.11.4.8653-8663OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-60841DiVA: diva2:1051051
Validerad; 2016; Nivå 2; 2016-12-01 (inah)2016-11-302016-11-302016-12-01Bibliographically approved