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Flame Retardant and Thermally Insulating Polymers

Edited by Yanfei Xu

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Polymers have infiltrated almost every aspect of modern technology, as they have wide applications ranging from building insulation and firefighter uniforms to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft and electronics packaging. However, common polymers are flammable. Inflammability and thermal insulation properties in polymers are important for specific applications. This book discusses recent advances in developing eco-friendly, flame-retardant, and thermally insulative polymer-based materials. It not only focuses on developments of high-performance flame retardants, but also examines flame retardant behaviors in polymers. Eco-friendly polymers with superior flame retardancy, extraordinary thermal insulation, and excellent mechanical strength will provide new opportunities for existing and future applications.

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Flame Retardant and Thermally Insulating PolymersEdited by Yanfei Xu

Published: September 8th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91119

ISBN: 978-1-83968-715-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-714-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-716-7

Copyright year: 2021

Books open for chapter submissions

541 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Flame Retardant and Thermally Insulating Polymers

By Yanfei Xu


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2. Nanoscale Configuration of Clay-Interlayer Chemistry: A Precursor to Enhancing Flame Retardant Properties

By Sanjiv Sonkaria and Hyun Joong Kim


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3. Development of Halogen Free Sustainable Polybenzoxazine Matrices and Composites for Flame Retardant Applications

By Subramani Devaraju, Krishnamoorthy Krishnadevi and Muthukaruppan Alagar


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4. Plant Uptake, Translocation and Metabolism of PBDEs in Plants

By Daniel Dobslaw, Bertram Kuch, Christine Woiski and Martina Kiel


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5. Flame Retardant Treatments of Nylon Textiles: A Shift towards Eco-Friendly Approaches

By Chanchal Kumar Kundu, Zhiwei Li, Lei Song and Yuan Hu


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