Special Issue "Environmentally-sustainable Flame Retardant and Heat Resistant Fibres and Textiles"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2019
Prof. Dr. A. Richard Horrocks
Institute for Materials Research and Innovation, University of Bolton, Bolton, UK
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Interests: Flame retardant, additive, surface treatments, inherent flame retardancy, copolymers, heat resistance, thermal degradation, extrusion, processing, tensile properties, natural fibres, chemical fibres
Fire safety is an increasingly important factor in any society, and both national and international fire regulations in the private, contract, public, and transport sectors often require heat and/or flame retardant (or resistant) fibres present within structures and products comprising fibrous components. These may include fibres for use in textiles, fibre-reinforced composites and nanofibrous arrays. However, there are increasing concerns about associated ecotoxicological and environmentally-sustainable issues regarding the chemical and physical processes involved in their manufacture, application, and end-of-life disposal.
This Special Issue invites papers that focus on environmental sustainability as it relates to heat and/or flame resistant fibre production and processing, and the influence these have on the final structures or products that comprise them. Specific areas include:
- Development of heat and/or flame resistant, fibre-forming biopolymers;
- Synthesis and application of biodegradable fibre-forming polymers with heat and/or flame resistance;
- Environmentally sustainable flame retardant additives and treatments –synthesis, processing and application;
- Development of high performance, heat and flame resistant fibres based on environmentally-sustainable precursors and processes (including ceramic-based and other inorganic fibres)
I hope that this Special Issue will provide both a snapshot of the state of knowledge within this area and a basis for future research.
Prof. Dr. A. Richard Horrocks
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. Fibers is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- Environmental sustainablitiy
- flame retardant
- surface treatments,
- inherent flame retardancy,
- heat resistance,
- thermal degradation,
- tensile properties,
- natural fibres,
- chemical fibres