Special Issue "Flame Retardants"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2010)
A growing number of flame retardant polymers are used today in a variety of applications ranging from the electrical and electronic sector, transportation, to construction and housing. These developments are driven by the annual losses of life and property resulting from fires of polymeric materials in particular. The environmental and health properties of specific halogen flame retardants and the resulting state regulations of the last decade have promoted the demand of successful alternatives. Thus, the main goal of today’s research and development of flame retardant polymers is to integrate flame retardancy to polymers without serious change of material and processing parameters considering also environmental and health effects.
The main focuses of this special issue are advanced environmentally friendly flame retardant solutions (halogen-free, nanocomposites, synergism etc.) for different polymers, finding and elucidation of the mechanism of action, applications, and testing methods.
Prof. Dr. Manfred Doering
- environmentally friendly flame retardants
- fire retardant polymers (bulk, composites, textiles, foams)
- end of life disposal / recycling