Special Issue "Thermal Insulating and Fire-Resistant Polymer Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 February 2020).
Interests: polymer composites; natural fibers; supramolecular materials and nanomaterials
Polymeric materials have the advantages of being lightweight and have low thermal conductivity; hence, they are good for thermal insulation applications. However, their mechanical strength and fire-resistance are inferior to those of inorganic materials. Enforcing polymeric materials (e.g., foams) with fillers, such as particles, is a convenient approach to produce composite materials with improved mechanical properties. The fillers could also improve the thermal insulating and fire-resistance properties of the materials, which promotes the applications of polymeric materials many sectors such as buildings and aerospace. This Special Issue aims to gather the recent advances in this field. Both review and research articles are welcome. While synthetic polymers are suitable, special interest will be on natural polymers. In general, the processes for producing polymers from natural resources are greener than those for the synthetic ones. In addition, the use of natural polymer composites in various application does not impose significant hazards to human beings and the environment. Hence, they are more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Associate Prof. Jingliang Li
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Thermal insulation
- Fire resistance