Fire Retardant Materials

Edited by

  • A. Richard Horrocks, University of Bolton, UK
  • D. Price

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.
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All those working with, researching into, or designing new fire retardant materials


Book information

  • Published: February 2001
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-85573-419-7


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

Table of Contents

Polymer combustion, condensed phase pyrolysis and smoke formation; Mechanisms and modes of action in flame retardancy of polymers; Toxicity of fire retardants in relation to life safety and environmental hazards; Textiles; Composites; Nanocomposites; Recent developments in flame retarding thermoplastics and thermosets; Applications of halogen flame retardants; Natural polymers, wood and lignocellulosic materials; Intumescent materials; Graft copolymerisation as a tool for flame retardancy; Performance-based test methods for material flammability; Fire safety design requirements of flame retardant materials; Mathematical modelling.