Thermally Stable and Flame Retardant Polymer Nanocomposites

Thermally Stable and Flame Retardant Polymer Nanocomposites

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 6/30/2011
EAN 9780521190756, ISBN10: 0521190754

Hardcover, 406 pages, 25.4 x 18 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

Polymer nanocomposites have revolutionised material performance, most notably in the plastics, automotive and aerospace industries. However, in order to be commercially viable, many of these materials must withstand high temperatures. In this book, leaders in the field outline the mechanisms behind the generation of suitable polymer systems, pulling together recent research to provide a unified and up-to-date assessment of recent technological advancements. The text is divided into two clear sections, introducing the reader to the two most important requirements for this material type: thermal stability and flame retardancy. Special attention is paid to practical examples, walking the reader through the numerous commercial applications of thermally stable and flame retardant nanocomposites. With a strong focus on placing theory within commercial context, this unique volume will appeal to practitioners as well as researchers.

Part I. Thermal Stability
1. Polymer nanocomposites
layered silicates, surface modifications and thermal stability V. Mittal
2. Mechanism of thermal degradation of layered silicates modified with ammonium and other thermally stable salts K. Pielichowski, A. Leszczyńska and J. Njuguna
3. Thermal stability of PS nanocomposites from improved thermally stable organoclays Musa R. Kamal and Jorge Uribe-Calderon
4. PET nanocomposites using nanoclays modified with thermally stable surfactants Evangelos Manias, Matthew J. Heidecker, Hiroyoshi Nakajima, Marius C. Costache and Charles A. Wilkie
5. Thermally stable polyimide/BAPS modified clay nanocomposites Joshua U. Otaigbe and Vladimir E. Yudin
6. Clays modified with thermally stable ionic liquids with applications in polyolefin and polylactic acid nanocomposites Marino Xanthos and Jin Uk Ha
Part II. Flame Retardancy
7. Introduction to flame retardancy of polymer clay nanocomposites Tie Lan and Günter Beyer
8. Flame retardant nanocomposites with polymer blends J. Zhang, M. A. Delichatsios, A. Fina, G. Camino, F. Samyn, S. Bourbigot and S. Nazaré
9. Flame retardancy of polyamide/clay nanocomposites Yuan Hu, Lei Song and Qilong Tai
10. Self-extinguishing polymer clay nanocomposites Miriam H. Rafailovich and Seongchan Pack
11. Flame retardant polymer nanocomposites with fullerenes as filler Zhengping Fang and Pingan Song
12. Flame retardant polymer nanocomposites with alumina as filler José-Marie Lopez Cuesta and Abdelghani Laachachi
13. Polymer/layered double hydroxide flame retardant nanocomposites Baojun Qu and Longzhen Qiu
14. Flame retardant SBS-clay nanocomposites Mauro Comes-Franchini, Massimo Messori, Guido Ori and Cristina Siligardi