This important book provides a comprehensive account of the advances that have occurred in fire science in relation to a broad range of materials. The manufacture of fire retardant materials is an active area of research, the understanding of which can improve safety as well as the marketability of a product.
The first part of the book reviews the advances that have occurred in improving the fire retardancy of specific materials, ranging from developments in phosphorus and halogen-free flame retardants to the use of nanocomposites as novel flame retardant systems. Key environmental issues are also addressed. The second group of chapters examines fire testing issues and regulations. A final group of chapters addresses the application of fire retardant materials in such areas as composites, automotive materials, military fabrics and aviation materials.
With its distinguished editors and array of international contributors, this book is an essential reference for producers, manufacturers, retailers and all those wishing to improve fire retardancy in materials. It is also suitable for researchers in industry or academia.
- Reviews advances in improving the retardancy of materials
- Addresses key environmental issues
- Examines fire testing issues and regulations and the challenges involved
Producers, manufacturers, retailers and all those wishing to improve fire retardancy in materials; Researchers in industry or academia
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- 19th September 2008
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…provides a wealth of information, written with a concise and critical approach by an internationally acknowledged expert in the field., International Dyer
…an indispensable book for producers, manufacturers, retailers, industrial research workers in academia., International Dyer
This is a masterly contribution to the literature and it is highly recommended to all who deal with flammability and retardancy., International Dyer
Dr Richard Horrocks is Research Professor in Textiles at the Centre for Materials Research and Innovation, The University of Bolton.
University of Bolton, UK
Dennis Price is currently Research Professor of Fire Chemistry at the Centre for Materials Research and Innovation, University of Bolton. Professor Price has published over 180 papers together with several edited texts and conference proceedings.