Outdoor durability of a common type (tetrachlorophtalic acid -based) fire retardant glass fiber reiforced polyester (GRP) sheet

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TypeArticle
Journal titleMateriaux et constructions. Materials and Structures
ISSN0025-5432
Volume10
Issue59
Pages28996; # of pages: 194
Subjectreinforced plastics; fire retardants; durability; weathering; polyester; Plastics
AbstractFire retardant GRP sheets based on tetrachlorophthalic acid- modified polyester resin subjected to either artificial or natural weathering undergo two types of surface deterioration (breakdown at the glass-resin interface resulting in fibre prominence and surface microcracking) 2.5 to 3 times faster than conventional sheets. Exposure to humidity-temperature cycles produces fibre prominence at comparable rates for both types of GRP sheets, but does not induce formation of surface microcracking. The surface of the fire retardant sheets protected with weather-resistant poly (vinyl fluoride) (PVF) film does not undergo breakdown when subjected to accelerated or natural exposures.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-757
NRC number16511
2839
NPARC number20374914
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Record identifierc2b001e6-f01f-478e-909a-24648a787e69
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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