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Chapter 3

Amorphous Silicon Dioxide as Additive to Improve the Fire Retardancy of Polyamides

Fumed, precipitated and other types of silica are considered reinforcing fillers for rubber and plastics,1 but silica is not a flame retardant filler because it does not actively react through the release of water or another mechanism in fires.
Print publication date: 03 Dec 2008
Copyright year: 2009
Print ISBN: 978-0-85404-149-7
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84755-921-0