PPE/Nylon 66 Blends with High Mechanical Toughness and Flame Retardancy

Do Kyun Kim, Albert S. Lee, Bum Ki Baek, Kwang Ho Song, Soon Man Hong, Chong Min Koo

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Poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene ether) (PPE)/Nylon 66 blends have been considered as the potential heat resistant engineering plastics with high mechanical toughness and flame retardancy, suitable for high temperature applications. However, incompatibility between PPE and Nylon 66 and poor thermal stability of Nylon 66 degrade mechanical toughness and flame retardancy. In this work, for the first time, the PPE/Nylon 66 blends with high mechanical toughness and flame retardancy simultaneously have been prepared through newly synthesized compatibilizer of PPE grafted with fumaric acid (PPE-g-FA) and environmental-friendly non-halogen organic phosphinate flame retardant. The PPE/Nylon 66 blend achieved not only V0 grade flame retardancy with the help of improved fire resistance through the solid phase reaction of non-halogenic flame retardant, but also large impact strength larger than 10 kJ/m2 due to the strong compatibility of PPE-g-FA. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-109
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecular Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Feb 1


  • PPE-g-FA
  • flame retardancy
  • nylon 66
  • organic phosphinate
  • poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene ether) (PPE)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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