Regulations in fire-safe materials are changing rapidly, creating tension in the industry: most fire-resistant materials contain toxic components. Our researchers are developing a new generation of fireproof materials that are equally safe and flame-retardant that can be used in carpeting, building materials, clothing and more—and exploring new ways to contain and protect property from wildfires.
Institutes, centers and labs related to Fire-safe Polymers
Faculty who conduct research in Fire-safe Polymers
Develops advanced benzoxazine resins, thermosetting resins based on natural renewable materials and green flame retarding systems
Creates computational models of combustion, fire and fire behavior and develops fire-resistant structures
Develops bio-based, flame-retarded plastics, polymer aerogels and packaging materials; and studies properties of polyesters
Develops fire safety technologies and investigates combustion phenomena for practical applications
Researches the effect of gravity on combustion and flammability of solid materials with applications in space exploration
Develops advanced polymers for packaging, biomaterial applications and more.