Enhancing the flame-retardant performance of wood-based materials using carbon-based materials

Hyun Jeong Seo, Sumin Kim, Wansoo Huh, Kyung Won Park, Dong Ryeol Lee, Dong Won Son, Yong Shik Kim

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We sought to improve the flame-retardant performance of wood-based materials through the development of a coating material using carbon-based materials. The coating materials were applied to the surfaces of wood-based materials used for interior materials and furniture. We measured fire characteristics of the coated wood-based materials using a cone calorimeter. The coating materials were prepared by the mixing of carbon materials, such as natural graphite, expandable graphite, and exfoliated graphite nanoplatelets, in water-based coating materials. TG analysis revealed that water-based coating materials/carbon material-blended composites had good thermal durability in the working temperature ranges. The flame-retardant performance was confirmed through cone calorimeter experiments, and the result of the experiment satisfied the standard for flame-retardant performance in ISO 5600-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1935-1942
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 1

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© 2015 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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