Funding Organization: Marie Curie Action-CIG, 7th Framework Programme
Project Period: 2012 – 2016
Principal Investigator: Dr. De-Yi Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fire retardants can significantly improve the fire safety of the materials leading to enhance security and reduction of risks in the case of fire. The development of novel eco-benign, high performance fire retardants and materials is attractive not only from industrial but also from environmental and socio-economical standpoints. This project presents an interdisciplinary and innovative approach to design a new generation of eco-benign multifunctional Layered Double Hydroxides(LDH)-based fire retardant nanocomposites in which LDH will be modified by bio-based multifunctional intumescent fire retardants. A new generation of environment-friendly fire retardant materials with enhanced smoke suppression and multifunctional properties is expected to be developed within the project.