1st Edition

Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials
A Handbook

Edited By

Yuan Hu

,

Xin Wang





ISBN 9780367779269
Published March 31, 2021 by CRC Press
350 Pages

USD $54.95

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Book Description



Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the field, from basic properties and mechanisms of action for flame retardants to emerging methods, materials, and industrial applications.





With over 120 black and white images, Hu and Wang cover the latest in the development of novel polymer nanocomposites such as graphene, CNTs, LDHs, POSS, and techniques such as layer-by-layer assembly. These expert authors also include discussions on the important flame-retardant systems based on phosphorus, silicon, and boron. In doing so, they highlight the use of flame-retardants in varying industries, for example, construction, textiles, and aviation.





This comprehensive handbook is an essential read for students and academics of physics with a particular interest in flame-retardant materials. It would also be recommended for professionals within the materials science and engineering fields. 



Table of Contents



Contents



Preface......................................................................................................................vii



Editors ....................................................................................................................... ix



Contributors ............................................................................................................. xi



Section i Fundamentals



1 Introduction ...................................................................................................... 3



Yuan Hu and Xin Wang



2 Mechanisms and Modes of Action in Flame Retardancy of Polymers ...........13



Yuan Hu and Yan Zhang



3 Fire Testing for the Development of Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials ........ 35



Bernhard Schartel and Katharina Kebelmann



Section ii Material Modification, Assembly, and Design



4 Phosphorus-Containing Flame Retardants: Synthesis, Properties, and



Mechanisms ..................................................................................................... 59



Qiang Yao and Charles A. Wilkie



5 Recent Advances in Silicon-Containing Flame Retardants ........................... 77



Weiyi Xing and Junling Wang



6 Recent Advances in Boron-Based Flame Retardants ..................................... 97



Kelvin K. Shen



7 Layer-by-Layer Assembly: A Novel Flame-Retardant Solution to



Polymeric Materials ....................................................................................... 119



Giulio Malucelli



Section iii Flame Retardant Polymer nanocomposites



8 Use of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers for Multifunctional Flame



Retardant Polymer Composites ..................................................................... 137



Alexander B. Morgan



9 Graphene/Polymer Composites: A New Class of Fire Retardant.................. 151



Xin Wang and Wenwen Guo



10 Functionalized Layered Nanomaterials towards Flame Retardant



Polymer Nanocomposites ............................................................................... 181



Ye-Tang Pan and De-Yi Wang



11 The Use of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane in Flame Retardant



Polymer Composites .......................................................................................213



Lei Song and Wei Cai



Section iV Applications



12 Flame Retarded Polymer Foams for Construction Insulating Materials .... 235



Zhengzhou Wang, Xiaoyan Li, and Lei Liu



13 Recent Advances in Flame Retardant Textiles ............................................. 259



Bin Fei and Bin Yu



14 Flame Retardant Polymer Materials Design for Wire and Cable



Applications ............................................................................................ 285



Christian Lagreve, Laurent Ferry, and Jose-Marie Lopez-Cuesta



15 Flame Retardant Epoxy Resin Formulations for Fiber-Reinforced



Composites ..................................................................................................... 311



Manfred Döring, Sebastian Eibl, Lara Greiner, and Hauke Lengsfeld



Index ............................................................................................................................................ 32

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Editor(s)

Biography



Yuan Hu is head of the Department of Safety Science and Engineering of the University of Science and



Technology of China (USTC) and Director of the Institute of Fire Safety Materials of USTC. He obtained



his PhD from USTC in 1997. Prof. Hu has done research on fire safety materials for more than 20 years.



His main research area includes: polymer/inorganic compound nanocomposites, new flame retardants



and their flame retardant polymer, synthesis and properties of inorganic nanomaterials, combustion,



and decomposition mechanism of polymer. Prof. Hu has published more than 400 papers (Science



Citation Index) in research areas covering the range of fire safety of materials. Moreover, more than 40



invention patents have been authorized.



 



Xin Wang is an associate professor in the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).



He earned his PhD in Safety Science and Engineering from the USTC in 2013. Dr. Wang leads the high



performance polymer nanocomposite group, setting technical direction and building partnerships with



both industrial and academic communities, in order to promote the development of high performance



flame retardant polymeric materials. Dr. Wang’s research interests focus on synthesis of novel halogenfree



flame retardants and preparation of layered nanomaterials and their use in flame retardant polymer



nanocomposites. Dr. Wang has published more than 70 papers in the peer-reviewed international journals



(citations 1980, H index = 36) in the field of flame retardant polymeric materials.