Special Issue "Advanced Methods of Flame Retardant Treatment of Polymeric Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2019).
Interests: nanomaterials; flame retardancy of polymer composites; thermal properties; toxicity of thermal decomposition products; gas chromatography
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Flammability reduction in polymer materials, or making them non-flammable, is of a special importance on account of the serious health and life hazards due to considerable emission of smoke and toxic compounds, during their thermal decomposition and combustion.
Various methods can be used to protect polymeric materials against fire. The most commonly-used approach to make thermally-stable and low-flammable materials is the incorporation of flame-retardant particles in the polymer matrix.
During the last few decades, a new class of fillers, commonly known as nano-fillers, have been extensively studied. The advantage of nano-fillers is that they are miscible with polymer matrix, exploiting unique synergism between the combined materials. Among others, a number of nano-particles such as clay, silica, carbon nanotubes, graphene or polyhedral oligomeric silsequioxanes decrease the flammability of polymer composites.
The main point of this Special Issue concerns advanced methods of flame retardand treatment of polymeric materials. Research papers or reviews, presenting the latest achievements in the field of polymers or polymer composite flammability and methods of their retardation are invited for this Special Issue.
Prof. Przemysław Rybiński
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- Flammability of polymer composites
- Flame retardant mechanism action
- Ceramifiable composites
- Thermal analysis