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Analyses of the Qualitative Composition of the Gaseous Phase Obtained from Fire Resistant Non-modified and Modified Epoxy Materials Using the FTIR Technique

Marzena Pólka
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2010, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 79-85
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Epoxy materials are widely used in numerous industries, and first of all in electronics and electrical engineering. The application of new epoxy mixtures and compositions allows obtaining products with preselected parameters, including also those related to the degree of flammability. On the basis of available knowledge related to fire behaviour of materials, diverse research centres are working to effectively enhance fire safety. One of methods that analyse the degree of combustibility, toxicity and smoke generation of materials is the thermogravimetric analysis, which allows studying changes in the structure of the product, phase transitions and mechanisms of reactions that occur between particular materials during thermal decomposition. The objective of the research was thermogravimetric and spectrophotometric analyses in IR of epoxy materials produced of Epidian 5.
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