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Flame Retardants: An Overview



Richard Gann, Jeffrey W. Gilman


Flame retardant additives are ubiquitous in commercial products. They reduce fire losses by decreasing the likelihood of ignition and the rate of heat release of the products in which they are compounded. This article outlines the definition, applications, and functions of fire retardant additives. It also presents the classes of these chemicals and their market presence and risks.
Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology


fire, fire retardant, fire safety, flame retardant


Gann, R. and Gilman, J. (2017), Flame Retardants: An Overview, Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology (Accessed June 22, 2024)


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Created February 19, 2017