Development of Enviromental Friendly Flame Retardants for Wood Plastic Composites (WPC)
Wood-plastic composites (WPC), a fast growing class of material used by the furniture and building industry for its excellent mechanical performance and functionality. However, WPC is easily combust because the raw material of it, i.e. wood and plastic burns so easily which result in more fire dangers of WPC. Unfortunately, in the case of WPC, few researchers have carried out to reduce its flammability which still has a long way to go. In this paper, the current development of halogen-free flame retardant WPC at domestic and abroad was reviewed. Especially, the fire retarded WPC with phosphorus, nitrogen, boron, silicon and other flame retardant elements, the fire retarded mechanism, the problems, such as poor compatability, bad resistance to heat and limitation of wood adding quantity, and the solution to the problems were emphasized.
Xiaoming Qian and Huawu Liu
Y. G. Liu et al., "Development of Enviromental Friendly Flame Retardants for Wood Plastic Composites (WPC)", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 332-334, pp. 1880-1883, 2011