Advanced Flame-Retardant Polymer Composites

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart and Functional Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2024 | Viewed by 184

Special Issue Editor

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Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Ningbo, China
Interests: polymer composites; fire-retardant composites; green composites; novel multi-functional composites; high-value use of recycled carbon fibre

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Flame-retardant polymer composites have emerged as critical components in many applications ranging from construction and aerospace to electronics and automotive industries. The technology has evolved from the initial fire-resistant formulations to complex composite structures that incorporate advanced polymers, nanomaterials, and smart technologies. These materials not only offer resistance to ignition but also curb flame propagation, minimizing toxic smoke and ensuring structural integrity under fire exposure.

This Special Issue aims to bring together the latest research, technologies, and strategies in the development of flame-retardant polymer composites and to provide a platform for researchers and experts to share innovative methods, novel materials, and advanced technologies for enhancing polymer flame retardancy. For this Special Issue, full articles and review articles on this topic are welcome for submission.

Dr. Xiaoling Liu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • flame retardants
  • polymer materials
  • composites/nanocomposites
  • multifunctional materials
  • flame retardant formulations
  • novel flame retardants
  • flame-retardant mechanisms

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