Fire-retardant applications of polymer–carbon nanotubes composites: improved barrier effect and synergism

C. Dewaghe, C.Y. Lew and M. Claes,     Nanocyl

S.A. Belgium and P. Dubois,     University of Mons Belgium


Fire safety regulations are becoming more and more stringent; consequently, researchers have to develop more efficient flame-retardant polymers. In order to do so, they are investigating flame-retardant nanocomposites and, more precisely, carbon nanotubes-based nanocomposites. This chapter briefly presents the fire issues and the general state of regulation. Then the fire mechanism and the ways to counter it are discussed, followed by a section specifically on carbon nanotubes’ applications. Carbon nanotubes can enhance ...

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