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(Photo)oxidative degradation and stabilization of flame retarded polymers

: Pfaendner, Rudolf


Polymer degradation and stability 98 (2013), Nr.12, S.2430-2435
ISSN: 0141-3910
Fraunhofer LBF ()
(photo)oxidative degradation; (photo)oxidative stabilization; flame retarded polymer

Flame retarded polymer formulations are mainly used in long-term applications whereas antioxidants, light stabilizers and co-additives provide the requested lifetime of plastic materials. However many flame retardants influence the oxidative and photooxidative stability of polymers often in a negative way resulting in early failure and loss in value. Moreover insufficient (photo)oxidative stability of the flame retardant itself may reduce the flame retardance performance over time. Therefore, there is a need to develop adjusted stabilizer systems considering the type of flame retardant, the polymer substrate and the intended application. Therefore, the influence of flame retardants on the (photo)oxidative stability of selected polymers is reviewed and strategies to extend the lifetime of flame retarded polymers are provided. In addition, the specific requirements of the stabilization of nanocomposites as potential flame retardant components are covered.