Flame retardantadditive for intumescent coating systems

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Date: Nov. 2013
From: Advanced Coatings & Surface Technology(Vol. 26, Issue 11)
Publisher: Frost & Sullivan
Document Type: Report
Length: 420 words
Lexile Measure: 1270L

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Consumption of plastics has steadily increased over the past few years across various industries, mainly due to their flexibility and lightweighting characteristics when compared to conventional materials. One of the main disadvantages is that they are readily combustible and generate smoke and toxic by-products when burned under open and uncontrolled conditions. These by-products are incorporated into the environment, resulting in environmental pollution. Various researches are being conducted to evaluate the toxicity of the by-products generated. Also, most developments are focused on reducing the toxicity of smoke, and slowing down smoke release in the event of a fire. This has become a burning issue, especially with...

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