Flame Retardants for Plastics and Textiles 2E (eBook)

Practical Applications
Copyright: 2016
ISBN: 9781569905791
PDF: 378 pages
$119.99 (US)

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This updated edition of Flame Retardants for Plastics and Textiles provides an overview of flame retardants that are in commercial use, were recently used, or are in development. The book is organized polymer-by-polymer and provides a guide to advantages, limitations, and patented and patent-free formulations, with insight into favorable and unfavorable combinations.

The targeted readership is the plastics or textile finish compounder and the plastic additives R&D worker, as well as market development and sales. This edition contains, besides a compendium of current flame retardants, updated information relevant to performance testing, mode of action, and safety and regulatory aspects. Industrial or academic researchers will find useful a discussion of unsolved problems with possible new approaches. Both authors have extended, productive experience in both basic and applied flame retardancy.

Author Info:

Weil, E.
Levchik, S.