Troisiéme Conférence Européenne sur les Matériaux et les Procédés Avancés
J. Phys. IV France 03 (1993) C7-1539-C7-1542
Combustion and fire retardance in polymeric materialsG. 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
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.
© EDP Sciences 1993