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Flame Retardant Clay Nanocomposites



Jeffrey W. Gilman


For more than a decade potential environmental problems associated with organo-bromine flame retardant systems have motivated the search for non-halogen based approaches to reducing polymer flammability. Initially, research focused on development of new phosphorus based flame retardants, and numerous publications and patents have been issued in this area.1-8 Similarly motivated research has also produced non-halogen flame retardant approaches based on other elements, such as boron,9 and silicon.10 At the same time this work was ongoing research on the use of additives, or fillers, with nanometer scale primary particle sizes produced, what are referred to today as polymer nanocomposites. These materials exhibit enhancement in a variety of physical properties at one tenth the loading required when micron size additives are used.11 Activity at the intersection of these two fields has produced a new class of flame retardants based on nanocomposites.
Flame Retardant Clay Nanocomposites
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Flame Retardant Nanocomposites Book Chapter,


clay, flame retardant, nanocomposites


Gilman, J. (2017), Flame Retardant Clay Nanocomposites, Flame Retardant Nanocomposites Book Chapter, (Accessed May 20, 2024)


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Created February 19, 2017