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.
1. Introduction 2. Mechanisms and Modes of Action in Flame Retardancy of Polymers 3. Fire Testing for the Development of Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials 4. Phosphorus-Containing Flame Retardants: Synthesis, Properties and Mechanisms 5. Recent Advances in Silicon-Containing Flame Retardants 6. Recent Advances in Boron-Based Flame Retardants 7. Layer-By-Layer Assembly 8. Use of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibres for Multifunctional Flame Retardant Polymer Composites 9. Graphene/Polymer Composites: A New Class of Fire Retardant 10. Functionalized Layered Nanomaterials towards Flame Retardant Polymer Nanocomposites 11. The Use of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsequioxane in Flame Retardant Polymer Composites 12. Flame Retarded Polymer Foams for Construction Insulating Materials 13. Recent Advances in Flame Retardant Textiles 14. Flame Retardant Polymer Materials Design for Wire and Cable Applications 15. Flame Retardant Epoxy Resin Formulations for Fiber-Reinforced Composites