Fire retardants are added to polymers to increase their ignition time and reduce their heat release rates when burning. They are often described as acting either in the condensed-phase or in the gas-phase, with an understanding that often, both modes can be important for a given fire retardant. The purpose of this note is to review the understanding of the mechanisms by which fire retardants act in the gas phase.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6889
NIST Pub Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Pub Type: NIST Pubs
chemical inhibition, fire retardants, flame inhibition, halogen additives, material flammability