Special Issue "Bio-based Halogen-free Flame Retardant Polymeric Materials"

Submission Deadline: 30 September 2021
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Guest Editors
Xin Wang, Associate Professor, University of Science and Technology of China, China.
Dr. Xin Wang is an associate professor in the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He obtained his PhD in Safety Science and Engineering from the USTC in 2013. His research interests focus on synthesis of bio-based halogen-free flame retardants and preparation of novel nanomaterials, and their use in flame retardant polymeric composites. Up to now, he has been authored or co-authored more than 130 SCI-indexed papers in the peer-reviewed international journals (including 6 ESI highly-cited papers, total citations 6040, H index = 45), 5 book chapters and 1 monograph in this field.


The extensive utilization of polymeric materials in our daily life is driven by their superior comprehensive properties. However, polymeric materials are apt to be ignited with fast flame spread rate as well as the release of massive toxic gases and smoke during combustion. As a consequence, the relatively high fire hazards of polymeric materials account for a large number of property loss and casualties in polymer-related fire accidents every year worldwide. Thus, fire safety requirements on polymeric materials are currently attracting more and more attention in terms of difficulty of ignition, low heat release rate and low production of toxic gases and smoke. Over the past few decades, flame retardant technology from bio-based resources has gained increasing interests owing to increasing awareness on environmental protection and sustainable development. Bio-based halogen-free flame retardant is a hot research area nowadays as it is safe, non-toxic and sustainable flame retardant. This special issue mainly focuses on the latest advances in bio-based halogen-free flame retardant polymeric materials application. The scope of interests includes but is not limited to the following topics:


(1) Flame retardant additives derived from bio-based resources;

(2) Bio-based intrinsically flame retardant polymeric materials;

(3) Flame retardancy of bio-based or renewable polymer composites;

(4) Flame retardant polymer/natural fibers composites;

(5) Thermal degradation of bio-based or renewable polymer composites;

(6) Smoke suppression of bio-based or renewable polymer composites.

Bio-based resources; Polymeric materials; Flame retardant; Thermal degradation; Smoke suppression