3. Flame-Retardancy Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites

  1. Dr. Vikas Mittal
  1. Joseph H. Koo1,
  2. Si Chon Lao1 and
  3. Jason C. Lee2

Published Online: 24 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9783527654505.ch3

Characterization Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites

Characterization Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites

How to Cite

Koo, J. H., Lao, S. C. and Lee, J. C. (2012) Flame-Retardancy Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites, in Characterization Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites (ed V. Mittal), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527654505.ch3

Editor Information

  1. The Petroleum Institute, Chemical Engineering Department, Room 2204, Bu Hasa Building, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas Materials Institute, Center for Nano and Molecular Science and Technology, 1 University Station, C2200, Austin, TX 78712-0292, USA

  2. 2

    Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527331482

Online ISBN: 9783527654505



  • polymer nanocomposites (PNCs);
  • flame-retardant (FR) nanoadditives;
  • nanographene platelets (NGPs);
  • montmorillonite clay;
  • catalytic chemical vapor deposition (CCVD);
  • Halloysite nantubes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Types of Flame-Retardant Nanoadditives

  • Thermal, Flammability, and Smoke Characterization Techniques

  • Thermal and Flame Retardancy of Polymer Nanocomposites

  • Flame Retardant Mechanisms of Polymer Nanocomposites

  • Concluding Remarks and Trends of Polymer Nanocomposites

  • Acknowledgments

  • References