Flame Retardancy of Polymer Nanocomposite

Yoshihiko Arao*

*Corresponding author for this work

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21 Citations (Scopus)


Nanofillers such as carbon nanotubes and clay are attractive materials, because addition of small amount of nanofillers can improve mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of plastics without changing processability. However, nanofillers themselves do not show excellent fire retardancy such as self-extinguish properties. Nanofillers should be combined with other fire retardants. Some combination showed positive synergy effect in fire retardancy, but some case showed negative synergy. It is important to know fire retardant mechanism of nanofiller to develop more efficient fire-retardant nanocomposites. In this chapter, we’ll show the fire retardant mechanism of nanofillers. Then, effective combination of nanofiller and conventional fire retardant is introduced reviewing lots of papers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Materials
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameEngineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1612-1317
ISSN (Electronic)1868-1212


  • Char Layer
  • Fire Retardant
  • Flame Retardancy
  • Layered Double Hydroxide
  • Peak Heat Release Rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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