Many ways to decrease the flammability of polymers and coatings have been discovered as a result of the research done on various mechanisms of flame retardation. Currently, the most effective flame retardant materials contain halogens, phosphorus, various transition metal oxides, strong acids, or some amine and metal salts. These materials can be used to produce acceptable flame retardance in coatings when the substances are either chemically combined with the film forming polymer or used as additives. This paper includes some general information and important recent developments in the formulation of flame retardant architectural intumescent coatings. Architectural coating designate those used primarily for painting interiors of public buildings, homes and marine vessels.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 187-200

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  • Accession Number: 00149762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM