Special Issue "Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2017)
Prof. Dr. De-Yi Wang
Nowadays, polymeric material products are ubiquitous in various fields in our day-to-day life, such as electrical/electronics, construction, furniture, transportation, packaging, etc. However, a crucial limitation is that most polymeric materials (both of natural and synthetic polymers) are flammable. The widespread use of polymeric materials in society brings high fire risk. Based on the data offered by the World Health Organization (WHO) published in 2014, there are 265,000 fire deaths per year worldwide, and 11 million people who have suffered burns that were severe enough to require medical attention. How to improve the fire safety of polymeric materials has become an important concern in the materials science and engineering community.
Unquestionably, the improvement of polymers’ ability to retard fire is a cutting edge topic in the field of materials science and technology. Due to environmental concerns, some halogenated flame-retardants have been phased out. In this context, sustainable, environmentally friendly, high performance flame-retardants and flame-retardant techniques are highly sought.
This Special Issue on “Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials” will compile a variety of emerging novel flame-retardants, new flame-retardant techniques, and some fundamental research or applicative study in the field of fire retardant materials.
Topics to be considered include, but are not limited to:
- New fire retardants and flame retardant polymers
- Fire behavior and flame-retardant mechanisms
- Nanotechnology against fire (nanofillers, nanocoating, etc.)
- Regulation, tests, toxicity and environmental issues
- New flame-retardant techniques and approaches
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. De-Yi Wang
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- novel flame retardants
- synthesis and characterization
- fire behaviors
- flame retardant mechanism
- nanomaterials and nanocoating
- polymer composites and/or nanocomposites