Special Issue "Flame Retardants"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2010)
Prof. Dr. Manfred Doering
Institute for Technical Chemistry - Division of Chemical-Physical Processing (ITC-CPV), Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
Phone: +49 7247 824 385
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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
Review: Recent Developments in Halogen Free Flame Retardants for Epoxy Resins for Electrical and Electronic Applications
Materials 2010, 3(8), 4300-4327; doi:10.3390/ma3084300
Received: 2 July 2010; in revised form: 4 August 2010 / Accepted: 6 August 2010 / Published: 11 August 2010| Download PDF Full-text (431 KB)
Materials 2010, 3(8), 4476-4499; doi:10.3390/ma3084476
Received: 1 July 2010; Accepted: 4 August 2010 / Published: 25 August 2010| Download PDF Full-text (617 KB)
Materials 2010, 3(9), 4580-4606; doi:10.3390/ma3094580
Received: 21 June 2010; in revised form: 27 July 2010 / Accepted: 31 August 2010 / Published: 3 September 2010| Download PDF Full-text (832 KB)
Review: Phosphorus-based Flame Retardancy Mechanisms—Old Hat or a Starting Point for Future Development?
Materials 2010, 3(10), 4710-4745; doi:10.3390/ma3104710
Received: 13 August 2010; in revised form: 23 August 2010 / Accepted: 9 September 2010 / Published: 30 September 2010| Download PDF Full-text (460 KB)
Materials 2010, 3(10), 4746-4760; doi:10.3390/ma3104746
Received: 23 August 2010; Accepted: 30 September 2010 / Published: 11 October 2010| Download PDF Full-text (197 KB)
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