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Flame Retardants: An Overview

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Author(s)

Richard Gann, Jeffrey W. Gilman

Abstract

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.
Citation
Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology

Keywords

fire, fire retardant, fire safety, flame retardant

Citation

Gann, R. and Gilman, J. (2017), Flame Retardants: An Overview, Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology (Accessed January 26, 2022)
Created February 19, 2017