ISBN-13: 978 1 84569 262 9
632 pages 234 x
Edited by A R Horrocks and D Price, University of
Woodhead Textiles Series No. 70
…provides a wealth of information, written with a concise
and critical approach by and internationally acknowledged expert in the
…an indispensible book for producers, manufacturers,
retailers, industrial research workers in academia.
This is a masterly contribution to the literature and it is
highly recommended to all who deal with flammability and
- reviews advances in improving the retardancy of
- addresses key environmental
- examines fire testing issues and regulations and the
- discusses applications in areas such as
automotive materials, military fabrics and composites
important updated addition to Horrocks and Price's Fire retadant
This important book provides a comprehensive account of the
advances that have occurred in fire science in relation to a broad range of
materials. The manufacture of fire retardant materials is an active area of
research, the understanding of which can improve safety as well as the
marketability of a product.
The first part of the book reviews the
advances that have occurred in improving the fire retardancy of specific
materials, ranging from developments in phosphorus and halogen-free flame
retardants to the use of nanocomposites as novel flame retardant systems. Key
environmental issues are also addressed. The second group of chapters examines
fire testing issues and regulations. A final group of chapters addresses the
application of fire retardant materials in such areas as composites, automotive
materials, military fabrics and aviation materials.
distinguished editors and array of international contributors, this book is an
essential reference for producers, manufacturers, retailers and all those
wishing to improve fire retardancy in materials. It is also suitable for
researchers in industry or academia.