WILEY - Flame Retardant Polymer Nanocomposites

Organization: WILEY
Publication Date: 1 January 2007
Page Count: 449

A comprehensive overview of nanocomposites and the effects of nanocomposite formation on fire retardant systems Flame Retardant Polymer Nanocomposites draws extensively from current work and research in the field to provide a detailed look at polymer nanocomposites for flame retardancy applications. It covers both nanocomposite fundamentals, including theory, design, synthesis, and characterization, and polymer flam-mability fundamentals, emphasizing the effects of nanocomposites on flammability. With chapters written by prominent scientists in the specific area, this authoritative reference: ? Contains practical examples from literature, patents, and existing commercial products Includes detailed experimental procedures that highlight the necessary steps for accurate nanocomposite research Serves as an authoritative reference for interpreting existing work or as a valuable resource for those designing new work and research Features extensive cross-referencing throughout Provides a preview of the future in the field, with chapters on potential applications of nanocomposites for flame retardancy and practical issues and future trends in research This is an up-to-date, consolidated reference on polymer nanocomposite flammability for researchers in academia, government, and industry, as well as other scientists interested in polymer science, material science, chemistry, fire safety engineering, nanotechnology, and analytical science.