A brief review on fire retardants for polymeric foams

J. Q. Wang, Wan Ki Chow

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Fire retardants are briefly reviewed with reference to commonly available polymeric foams. Both physical and chemical aspects of intumescent fire retardants are summarized. New products based on nanocomposites are introduced as well.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-376
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2005


  • Flame retardance
  • Foam extrusion
  • Intumescence
  • Nanocomposites
  • Plastics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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