Ecological Aspects of
Polymer Flame Retardancy

By S.M. Lomakin & G.E. Zaikov
Aug. 1999
VSP Science
ISBN: 90-6764-298-3
174 p.
$170.00 Cloth

The negative environmental impact of some industrial flame retardants containing halogens, heavy metals, etc. has kindled the investigation into new opportunities of polymer flame retardation with a view to ecological protection. This new title deals with the ecological aspects of polymer flame retardation. The book opens with an introduction, describing the ecological concern of flame retardation applications.

This is followed by some general concepts of polymer combustion. Subsequent chapters deal with the most important methods for estimating polymer flammability, the mode of action of modern flame retardants, ecological concerns of the most used halogenated flame retardants. The final chapter contains suggestions for and studies of new, ecologically friendly types of flame retardants, such as low melting glass systems, polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, organic char formers, and silicon-inorganic systems.

Materials Engineering
Series: New Concepts in Polymer Science

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