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Sustainable Flame Retardant Nanocomposites.

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Gilman, J. W.

Fire and Materials 2009. 11th International Conference. Conference Papers. Proceedings. Organised by Interscience Communications Limited. January 26-28, 2009, San Francisco, CA, Interscience Communications Limited, London, England, 943-950 pp, 2009.


nanocomposites; flame retardants; halogens; additives; nanotechnology; technology utilization; toxicity; environmental effects


This paper examines the current state of research into sustainable flame retardants with the work on nanocomposites highlighted. The motivations to move away from halogen-based flame retardants are discussed and a number of life-cycle-assessments are mentioned which set the stage for a similar LCA study of nanocomposite flame retardant products. Additives, such as hydrotalcite and cellulose nanofibrils, are proposed as components of potential future sustainable flame retardant nanocomposites.