The book provides an overview of flame retardants that are either in actual commercial use or in advanced stages of market development. It reviews flame retardants polymer-by-polymer and gives the reader insight in their modes of action and interaction.
With this "how-to" approach it offers suggestions for selecting between alternatives, provides formulations, and most importantly offers a starting point for the compounder or plastics fabricator to pass commercial flammability requirements.
o Flame Retardants in Commercial Use or Development for Polyolefins
o Polystyrenes and Thermoplastic Styrene Copolymers
o Flame and Smoke Retardants in Vinyl Chloride Polymers - Commercial Usage and Current Developments
o Current Practice and Recent Commercial Developments in Flame Retardancy of Polyamides
o Flame Retardants for Thermoplastic Polyesters
o Flame Retardants in Polycarbonates and Polycarbonate Blends
o Commercial Flame Retardancy of Unsaturated Polyesters, Vinyl Resins, Phenolics and their Composites
o Flame Retardants in Commercial Use or Advanced Development in Polyurethanes
o Current Flame Retardant Systems for Epoxy Resins
o Flame Retardants in Commercial Use or Development for Textiles
o Comments on Flammability and Smoke Tests
o Overview of Modes of Action and Interaction of Flame Retardants
o Directory of Flame Retardant Manufacturers, Distributors, and Compounders
This updated edition provides an overview of flame retardants that are in commercial use, were recently used, or are in development. The book is organized polymer-by-polymer and provides a guide to advantages, limitations, and patented and patent-free formulations, with insight into favorable and unfavorable combinations.
The targeted readership is the plastics or textile finish compounder and the plastic additives R&D worker, as well as market development and sales. This edition contains, besides a compendium of current flame retardants, updated information relevant to performance testing, mode of action, and safety and regulatory aspects. Industrial or academic researchers will find useful a discussion of unsolved problems with possible new approaches. Both authors have extended, productive experience in both basic and applied research on a wide range of flame retardancy topics.
?Flame Retardants in Commercial Use or Development for:
? Polyolefins, Olefin Copolymers, and Diene Elastomers
? Polystyrenes and Thermoplastic Styrene Copolymers
? Vinyl Chloride Polymers and Copolymers
? Thermoplastic Polyesters
? Polycarbonates and Polycarbonate Blends
? Unsaturated Polyesters, Vinyl Resins, and Phenolics
? Polyurethanes, Polyisocyanurates, and Polyureas
? Epoxy Resins
?Significance of Flame Retardants
?Flammability and Smoke Tests Useful in R&D
?Modes of Action and Interaction of Flame Retardants
?Further Sources for Flame Retardancy Information