ABSTRACT Melamine formaldehyde (MF) foam is kind of fire-retardant material and has great potential in acoustic and thermal insulation area. In this article, MF resin foam was prepared by microwave radiation. We discussed the thermal stability of MF foam and the effect of different emulsifiers on its morphology, apparent density, fire-retardancy and mechanical property. The decomposition temperature of MF foam we prepared is nearly 400℃ and the constitution of residue after combustion is made up of carbon and graphite. Emulsifier influenced the apparent density of MF foam and using coemulsifiers can get flexible foam with uniform cell size, good morphology and low apparent density. When the fire-retardant MF foam’s apparent density is low of 5.53 kg/cm-3, its value of LOI can reach 32.4. The mechanical property of foam is consistent with apparent density.
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D. Wang, ,. Zhang, S. Luo and S. Li, "Preparation and Property Analysis of Melamine Formaldehyde Foam," Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 63-67. doi: 10.4236/ampc.2012.24B018.
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