Numéro
J. Phys. IV France
Volume 03, Numéro C7, Novembre 1993
The 3rd European Conference on Advanced Materials and Processes
Troisiéme Conférence Européenne sur les Matériaux et les Procédés Avancés
Page(s) C7-1539 - C7-1542
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jp4:19937240
The 3rd European Conference on Advanced Materials and Processes
Troisiéme Conférence Européenne sur les Matériaux et les Procédés Avancés

J. Phys. IV France 03 (1993) C7-1539-C7-1542

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19937240

Combustion and fire retardance in polymeric materials

G. CAMINO, M.P. LUDA and L. COSTA

Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica, Chimica Fisica e Chimica dei Materiali dell'Università, Via P. Giuria 7, 10125 Torino, Italy


Abstract
The use of organic polymeric materials is limited in many applications because of fire hazard. Fire retardant systems have been found which reduce this hazard below acceptable levels. The development of more efficient systems is constantly pursued to meet the demand for ever safer materials. This involves the difficult problems of the testing methods and of the mechanistic approach which should supply information for progressing in this task. Examples of mechanistic studies on halogen based or intumescent fire retardant are illustrated.



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