Developments in flame‐retarding polyester/cotton blends

Horrocks, Richard ORCID: 0000-0003-1431-058X (1989) Developments in flame‐retarding polyester/cotton blends. Journal of the Society of Dyers and Colourists, 105 (10). pp. 346-368. ISSN 1478-4408

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The burning behaviour of polyester/cotton blended fabrics is discussed and possible flame‐retardant strategies outlined. Particular attention is paid to the effectiveness of phosphorous‐ and nitrogen‐containing and antimony(III) oxide/halogen flame‐retardant systems. Recent developments within the UK are discussed which suggest that phosphonium salt condensate finishes are effective on cotton‐rich blends and that antimony‐halogen systems may be used on all polyester/cotton blend compositions. Both types of flame retardant have acceptable durability to laundering.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Materials Research and Innovation
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2018 08:33
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2018 08:33
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1478-4408.1989.tb01184.x

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