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Improvement of fire reaction and mould growth resistance of a new bio-based thermal insulation material

Author
Navarro Ezquerra, A.; Lacasta, A.M; Palumbo, M.; Giraldo, P.; Lesar, B.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Construction and building materials
Date of publication
2017-05-15
Volume
139
First page
531
Last page
539
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.11.020 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/102486 Open in new window
Abstract
In the present paper, the performance of an innovative thermal insulation rigid board is evaluated in terms of fire behaviour and fungal resistance. The board is based on vegetal pith and a natural gum (corn pith and sodium alginate) and it is completely compostable. This new composite was developed in previous work. Here boric acid, aluminium hydroxide and ammonium polyphosphate are used as fire retardants and montan wax, acetic acid and lactic acid are used as water repellent and fungicides re...
Citation
Navarro Ezquerra, A., Lacasta, A.M, Palumbo, M., Giraldo, P., Lesar, B. Improvement of fire reaction and mould growth resistance of a new bio-based thermal insulation material. "Construction and building materials", 20 Desembre 2016.
Keywords
Alginate, Corn pith, Fire behaviour, Fungal attack, Maize, Smouldering combustion, Thermal insulation
Group of research
GICITED - Interdisciplinary Group on Building Scienceand and Technology

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