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New Flame Retardant Additives

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Author(s)

Takashi Kashiwagi, Jeffrey W. Gilman, Marc R. Nyden

Abstract

The fire safety of materials can be significantly enhanced by increased ignition resistance, reduced flame spread rates, reduced heat release rates, and reduced amounts of toxic and smoke products, preferably simultaneously. The use of more thermal stable polymers, of which many are available, might be a valid solution to these requirements but generally the cost of these materials is relatively high and, furthermore, their physical properties or processability may not be as desirable as those of less stable polymers. The most common approach to enhance fire safety performance is the use of flame retardant additives in large volume commodity polymers. The most common approach to enhance fire safety performance is the use of flame retardant additives in large volume commodity polymers. The additives must have a minimum impact on physical properties and product cost.
Proceedings Title
Fire Retardanty of Polymeric Materials, 6th European Meeting
Conference Dates
September 24-26, 1997
Conference Location
Lille,

Keywords

fire retardants, flame retardants, polymers, additives, flame retardant treatments

Citation

Kashiwagi, T. , Gilman, J. and Nyden, M. (1997), New Flame Retardant Additives, Fire Retardanty of Polymeric Materials, 6th European Meeting, Lille, , [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=913403 (Accessed June 12, 2024)

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Created September 24, 1997, Updated February 19, 2017