Recent advances in fire-retardant rigid polyurethane foam

Zhu, Menghe and Ma, Zhewen and Liu, Lei and Zhang, Jianzhong and Huo, Siqi and Song, Pingan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1082-652X (2021) Recent advances in fire-retardant rigid polyurethane foam. Journal of Materials Science & Technology, 112. pp. 315-328. ISSN 1005-0302


Abstract

Driven by global environmental concerns, many efforts have been made to develop halogen-free flame retardants for rigid polyurethane foam (RPUF). These environmentally benign flame retardants are mainly divided into (i) reactive, (ii) additive, and (iii) coating types. The last decade has witnessed great progress of these three strategies, which enhance the fire safety of RPUF and maintain even improve the thermal insulation properties. This comprehensive review focuses on the up-to-date design of the reactive, additive, and coating flame retardants, and their effects on flame retardancy and thermal conductivity of RPUF. Moreover, the practical applications of the as-prepared flame-retardant RPUFs are highlighted. Finally, key challenges associated with these three kinds of flame retardants are discussed and future research opportunities are also proposed.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2022 22:34
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2022 23:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rigid polyurethane foam; Flame retardancy; Thermal conductivity; Halogen-free flame retardants
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401605 Functional materials
40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401609 Polymers and plastics
40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401602 Composite and hybrid materials
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 24 MANUFACTURING > 2409 Industrial chemicals and related products > 240910 Plastics
24 MANUFACTURING > 2409 Industrial chemicals and related products > 240911 Resins
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Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmst.2021.09.062
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47359

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