Fire-Retardant Mechanisms in Polymer Nano-Composite Materials

  • A. Castrovinci
  • Giovanni Camino
Part of the Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 97)

An overview of the characteristics of nano-particles and of the nanocomposites structure is reported. During combustion, the nano-fillers, accumulating on the surface of the burning polymer, build up an inorganic barrier that reduces the heat and mass transfer between the polymer and the flame. Besides the formation of a protective barrier on the surface of the burning polymer, a catalytic charring action is proposed for the mechanism of fire retardancy of nano-fillers. The evolution of the nano-composites morphology on heating is also discussed.


Layer Double Hydroxide Oxidative Dehydrogenation Cone Calorimeter Combustion Behaviour Neat Polymer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Castrovinci
    • 1
  • Giovanni Camino
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Applied Sciences of Southern SwitzerlandGalleria, MannoSwitzerland
  2. 2.Centro di Cultura per l'Ingegneria delle Materie Plastiche (CDCMP)Politecnico di Torino Sede di AlessandriaAlessandriaItaly

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