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Fire retardancy of polymers : new applications of mineral fillers /
edited by Michel Le Bras ... [et al.].
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Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, c2005.
description
xxiii, 416 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0854045821 (hbk.)
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Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, c2005.
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0854045821 (hbk.)
general note
"Most of the papers have been presented at the 9th European Meeting on Fire Retardancy and Protection of Materials (FRPM'03)...at the University of Lille (France) on the 15-17th September 2003"--T.p. verso.
catalogue key
5868203
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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A good introduction to the subject.
Likely to be most useful to scientists and engineers doing R&D on flame retardant nanocomposites, as well as other types of mineral-filled composites, and it can serve as an introduction to the subject.
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Specialists discuss these new applications of mineral fillers with emphasis on action mechanisms, new materials including textiles, toxicology and hazards. With extensive references, this book provides an up-to-date view of these applications and will appeal to materials scientists and engineers.
Description for Reader
The use of polymers is restricted by their flammability - they may indeed initiate or propagate fire. Fire Retardancy of Polymers focuses on mineral additives from either micro- or nano-composites for application in fire retardants. With the use of fire retardant additives containing halogen or phosphorus compounds in decline, the need for other systems is evident.The major materials that are used are alumina trihydrate or magnesium hydroxide which account for more than 50% by weight of the world-wide sales of fire retardants. Recent works have shown that such halogen-free compounds may give enhanced fire retardancy to polymeric materials when used in low levels, alone, or in synergistic mixtures. The corresponding fire performance depends on the dispersion of the mineral filler, with micrometer-scale dispersion leading to the best performances.Specialists discuss these new applications of mineral fillers with particular emphasis on action mechanisms, new materials including textiles, toxicology and hazards. With extensive references, this book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date view of these applications.This book will appeal to professionals, materials scientists and engineers looking for novel ways to eliminate fire hazards and improve flame retardancy of materials, with a special interest in sustainable development.
Long Description
The use of polymers is restricted by their flammability- they may indeed initiate or propagate fire. Fire Retardancy of Polymers focuses on mineral additives from either micro- or nano-composites for application in fire retardants. With the use of fire retardant additives containing halogen or phosphorus compounds in decline, the need for other systems is evident. The major materials that are used as fire retardant fillers for polymers are alumina trihydrate or magnesium hydroxide, which account for more than 50% by weight of the world-wide sales of fire retardants. Recent works have shown that such halogen-free compounds may give enhanced fire retardancy to polymeric materials when used in low levels, alone, or in synergistic mixtures, and that the corresponding fire performances depend on the dispersion of the mineral filler, micrometer-scale dispersion leading to the best performances. Specialists discuss these new applications of mineral fillers with particular emphasis on action mechanisms, new materials including textiles, toxicology, and hazards. With extensive references, this book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date view of these applications and will appeal to professionals, materials scientists, and engineers looking for novel ways to eliminate fire hazards and improve flame retardancy of materials, with a special interest in sustainable development.
Main Description
The use of polymers is restricted by their flammability - they may indeed initiate or propagate fire. Fire Retardancy of Polymers focuses on mineral additives from either micro- or nano-composites for application in fire retardants. With the use of fire retardant additives containing halogen or phosphorus compounds in decline, the need for other systems is evident. The major materials that are used are alumina trihydrate or magnesium hydroxide which account for more than 50% by weight of the world-wide sales of fire retardants. Recent works have shown that such halogen-free compounds may give enhanced fire retardancy to polymeric materials when used in low levels, alone, or in synergistic mixtures. The corresponding fire performance depends on the dispersion of the mineral filler, with micrometer-scale dispersion leading to the best performances. Specialists discuss these new applications of mineral fillers with particular emphasis on action mechanisms, new materials including textiles, toxicology and hazards. With extensive references, this book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date view of these applications. This book will appeal to professionals, materials scientists and engineers looking for novel ways to eliminate fire hazards and improve flame retardancy of materials, with a special interest in sustainable development.
Table of Contents
An introduction to the use of fillers and nanocomposites in fire retardancyp. 1
Fire retardant fillers for polymersp. 19
Lamellar double hydroxides/polymer composites : a new class of fire retardant materialsp. 42
Effect of a small amount of flame retardant on the combustion of PC, PBT and PETp. 54
Intumescent silicates : synthesis, characterization and fire protective effectp. 68
Flammability of nanocomposites : effects of the shape of nanoparticlesp. 81
Thermal degradation and combustibility of polypropylene filled with magnesium hydroxide micro-filler and polypropylene nano-filled aluminosilicate compositep. 100
Effect of the processing conditions on the fire retardant and thermo-mechanical properties of PP-clay nanocompositesp. 114
Fire retardancy of polystyrene - hectorite nanocompositep. 126
Prolysis and flammability of polyurethane - organophilic clay nanocompositep. 139
Thermal degradation behaviour of flame-retardant unsaturated polyester resins incorporating functionalised nanoclaysp. 147
Comparative study of nano-effect on fire retardancy of polymer-graphite oxide nanocompositesp. 161
Styrene-acrylonitrile copolymer montmorillonite nanocomposite : processing, characterization and flammabilityp. 177
Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes : application to flame retardant textilesp. 189
Octaisobutyl POSS thermal degradationp. 202
Interactions between nanoclays and flame retardant additives in polyamide 6, and polyamide 6.6 filmsp. 223
Use of clay-nanocomposite matrixes in fire retardant polyolefin-based intumescent systemsp. 239
Effect of hydroxides on fire retardance mechanism of intumescent EVA compositionp. 248
Barrier effects for the fire retardancy of polymersp. 264
Plasma assisted process for fire properties improvement of polyamide and clay nanocomposite reinforced polyamide : a scale-up studyp. 276
Fire retardant polypropylene/flax blends : use of hydroxidesp. 291
Intumescence in ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer filled with magnesium hydroxide and organoclaysp. 302
Spent oil refinery catalyst : a synergistic agent in intumescent formulations for polyethylenic materialsp. 313
Zinc borates as synergists for flame retarded polymersp. 327
Fire retardancy of engineering polymer compositesp. 336
Flame retardant mechanisms facilitating safety in transportationp. 347
Comparison of the degradation products of polyurethane and polyurethane-organophilic clay nanocomposite - a toxicological approachp. 363
Mechanisms of smoke and CO suppression from EVA compositesp. 372
Products of incomplete combustion from fire studies in the purser furnacep. 386
Improved and cost-efficient brominated fire retardant systems for plastics and textiles by reducing or eliminating antimony trioxidep. 399
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