Topical Collection "Fire and Polymers"

A topical collection in Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This collection belongs to the section "Polymer Applications".


Dr. Henri Vahabi
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University of Lorraine, M.O.P.S. Laboratory, 2 rue E. Belin- 57070 Metz, France
Interests: flame retardancy; thermal degradation; biobased flame retardants; biopolymers; aging of flame retardant and polymers; fiber-reinforced composites
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Dr. Mohammad Reza Saeb
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Department of Resin and Additives, Institute for Color Science and Technology, P.O. Box: 16765-654, Tehran, Iran
Interests: Thermoset polymers; Cure kinetics analysis; Organic Coatings; Flame retardancy analysis
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Prof. Giulio Malucelli
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Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, I-10129 Torino, Italy
Interests: Flame retardance; Surface Engineering methods for textiles; UV and UV-LED curable coatings; Structure-property relationships in polymer and polymeric composite systems
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

Research on flame retardancy of polymer systems as well as developing architecturally designed flame retardant polymers has experienced a tremendous upward trend in the last decade.  In parallel with such ascending trend in the number of publications, it has been attempted by the national and international committees/organizations to define and implement into practice some new directives, legislations and rules to reduce consequences caused by fire. There is no denying that polymers are building blocks of constructions and structures, in both industrial and social media. For instance, nowadays, polymers as coatings, color, or decorative topcoat layers are used in tall buildings and towers thanks to their lightness, anti-corrosive nature, and decorative character. On the other hand, hazardous features of using polymers in leading fire from the surface of the structures to the bulk of buildings, where people live or are doing their job must be cared by developing innovative flame retardant polymer composites. To rely on this necessity, as well as to integrate research on this topic, Polymers as a prestigious journal working in the field of polymer science and technology, dedicated “Fire and Polymers” as a collection part.
The mission for this collection is to find and make directed the articles on the subject of innovative polymer-based flame retardant systems, which are being received by polymers, towards a scientific committee. The collection editors are specifically working on flame retardant polymers and fire retardancy of polymer composites, having a comprehensive view over the quality of works. This collection provides the readers and authors with an active and dynamic atmosphere to keep them updated about new progress in the field. Original regular papers, Review Papers, and Short Communications, are possible kinds of manuscript that can be submitted by authors.
Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Synthesis and design of flame retardant additives for polymers
  • Development and characterization of flame retardant polymer blends and composites
  • Strategy for additive manufacturing for flame retardant polymers
  • Assessment of the performances of flame retardant polymers
  • Environmental impact of flame retardant polymers
  • Modelling and simulation of flame retardancy mechanism in polymer systems
  • Flame retardancy of polymeric fibers and textiles
  • Recycling of flame retardant polymer composites
  • Green flame retardant polymer composites
  • Flame retardant polymer coatings and thin films

Dr. Henri Vahabi
Dr. Mohammad Reza Saeb
Prof. Giulio Malucelli
Guest Editors

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  • Flame retardants
  • Polymers
  • Polymer composites
  • Polymer coatings and thin films
  • Fibers and fabrics
  • Nanocomposites
  • Fire resistance
  • Fire testing
  • Fire modelling
  • Fire safety regulation
  • Heat release
  • Flame retardant ecological issues
  • Smoke
  • Combustion
  • Biobased polymers
  • Biobased Flame retardants

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