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A brief review on fire retardants for polymeric foams

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  • J. Q. Wang,

    1. National Laboratory of Flame Retardant Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
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  • W. K. Chow

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    1. Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
    • Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
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Abstract

Fire retardants are briefly reviewed with reference to commonly available polymeric foams. Both physical and chemical aspects of intumescent fire retardants are summarized. New products based on nanocomposites are introduced as well. © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 97: 366–376, 2005

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