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Use of resole sepiolite-phosphate nanocomposite for building facades

Leila Soufeiani, Kate Nguyen, Greg Foliente

ICCM22 | Engineers Australia | Published : 2019

Abstract

Combustibility of cladding materials in the facade system is the main issue in the prefabricated building envelopes as combustible materials spread the fire rapidly. Investigation of new nanocomposite material to be replaced the existing combustible cladding's material is the purpose of the current study. Sepiolite-phosphate (SepP) has been made and different contents of it (3%, 5%, and 10%) synthesized with resole Phenolic resin in order to study the dispersion of the SepP nanopowders in the phenolic resin nanocomposite. Helium ion microscope (him) and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) showed that the SepP has been made successfully and the SepP 3% had a better dispersion in the Phenolic n..

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