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Fire Retardant Materials - A. Richard Horrocks

Fire Retardant Materials

By: A. Richard Horrocks (Editor), D. Price (Editor)

Hardcover Published: January 2001
ISBN: 9781855734197
Number Of Pages: 448

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This is a comprehensive source of information on all aspects of fire retardancy. Particluar emphasis is placed on the burning behaviour and flame retarding properties of polymeric materials and textiles. It covers combustion, flame retardants, smoke and toxic products generally and then goes on to concentrate on some more material-specific aspects of combustion in relation to textiles, composites and bulk polymers. Developments in all areas of fire retardant materials are covered including research in new areas such as nanocomposition. Fire retardant materials is an essential reference source for all those working with, researching into, or designing new fire retardant materials.

An authoritative reference source., Materials World ... a wealth of interesting information, technical rationale and quality text and diagrams., IFPO Fire Journal

List of contributors
Introduction: polymer combustion, condensed phase pyrolysis and smoke formationp. 1
Mechanisms and modes of action in flame retardancy of polymersp. 31
Toxicity of fire retardants in relation to life safety and environmental hazardsp. 69
Textilesp. 128
Compositesp. 182
Nanocompositesp. 204
Recent developments in flame-retarding thermoplastics and thermosetsp. 220
Applications of halogen flame retardantsp. 264
Natural polymers, wood and lignocellulosic materialsp. 293
Intumescent materialsp. 318
Graft copolymerisation as a tool for flame retardancyp. 337
Performance-based test methods for material flammabilityp. 355
Fire safety design requirements of flame-retarded materialsp. 378
Mathematical modellingp. 398
Indexp. 425
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ISBN: 9781855734197
ISBN-10: 1855734192
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: January 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.91
Weight (kg): 0.83