Electro-conducting doped polypyrrole was deposited by in situ oxidative polymerisation on PET non-wovens. Thermal properties were evaluated by means of DSC and TG in nitrogen and air.
Flame resistance tests reveal that coated PET fibres resist to direct contact with fire. By thermal analysis, it was found
that PPy reduces the temperature at which thermo-oxidative degradation of PET occurs. Polypyrrole-coated PET non-wovens were
heated above the melting point of PET for 30 min. After the heating the fibres become brittle and frail, but SEM observations
revealed that they maintained their fibrous shape. A loss of chlorine was found because of intense heating.