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Advances in Fire Retardant Materials

  • 1st Edition - September 19, 2008
  • Editors: A. Richard Horrocks, D. Price
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 8 4 5 6 9 - 2 6 2 - 9
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 8 4 5 6 9 - 5 0 7 - 1

This important book provides a comprehensive account of the advances that have occurred in fire science in relation to a broad range of materials. The manufacture of fire retardant… Read more

Advances in Fire Retardant Materials

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This important book provides a comprehensive account of the advances that have occurred in fire science in relation to a broad range of materials. The manufacture of fire retardant materials is an active area of research, the understanding of which can improve safety as well as the marketability of a product.

The first part of the book reviews the advances that have occurred in improving the fire retardancy of specific materials, ranging from developments in phosphorus and halogen-free flame retardants to the use of nanocomposites as novel flame retardant systems. Key environmental issues are also addressed. The second group of chapters examines fire testing issues and regulations. A final group of chapters addresses the application of fire retardant materials in such areas as composites, automotive materials, military fabrics and aviation materials.

With its distinguished editors and array of international contributors, this book is an essential reference for producers, manufacturers, retailers and all those wishing to improve fire retardancy in materials. It is also suitable for researchers in industry or academia.