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Special Issue "Advances in Flame Retardant Materials and Surfaces"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Interests: fire-retardant textile; implementation of fire-retardant formulations (microencapsulation, spinning, coating); bio-sourced fire-retardant formulations
Interests: materials chemistry; polymer chemistry; textile engineering; microencapsulation; technical textiles; surface functionalization; smart coating; smart textile
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Special Issue in Polymers: Smart Textile
We would like to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue of Coatings, which will be dedicated to the progress on the improvement of fire-retardant properties for materials through all possible modifications of their surfaces. Fire reaction concerns all combustible polymeric material (textile, wood, plastics, etc.) as well as noncombustible material, the properties of which can be affected by fire (i.e., the falling mechanical properties of steel beams under the heat stress of an intense fire). Several strategies exist in order to give fire-retardant properties to material. While synthetic materials may be modifiable in mass (chemical modification of the polymer or addition of fillers), natural material can be only modified on their surface. Otherwise, regardless of the action mode (gas or condensed phase) of the fire-retardant principle, while the surface treatment permits to optimize the efficiency of fire-retardant action and to reduce the impact on the materials’ properties, the permanence of the surface treatment may be more difficult to ensure (friction, aging, etc.).
The Special Issue will highlight new processes or formulations for materials (textile, composite, plastics, wood, etc.) used in various fields (building, transports, etc.). The understanding of fire action mechanisms in the case of surface treatment could also be exposed. In particular, the topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- New technologies and processes;
- New additives;
- Ageing, durability, life-cycle analysis;
- Action mechanisms;
- Bio-sourced materials.
Assoc. Prof. Stéphane Giraud
Prof. Dr. Fabien Salaün
Prof. Dr. Jinping Guan
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.