The flame retardancy of lyocell fibres

Seddon, Helena, Hall, M. E. and Horrocks, Richard ORCID: 0000-0003-1431-058X (1996) The flame retardancy of lyocell fibres. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 54 (2-3). pp. 401-402. ISSN 0141-3910

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The objective of this work is to develop a flame retardant system for the recently developed solvent-spun regenerated cellulosic fibre, lyocell. The importance that flame retardant (FR) cotton and viscose cellulosic fibres have within the overall flame retardant textile market indicates the need for a similarly modified lyocell variant. Selected flame retardants are ideally those which are substantive to cellulose and so initial studies have focused upon methylolated phosphonoproprionamide derivatives. Initial experiments have shown that an FR lyocell fibre can be produced using half the amount of chemically bonded phosphorus usually applied to cotton to achieve the same level of flame retardancy.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper published in ‘Special Issue’ of Polymer Degradation Stability which contains a complete account of the proceedings of the Fifth European Conference on Fire Retardant Polymers which was held in Salford in September 1995.
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Materials Research and Innovation
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 08:43
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2018 08:48
Identification Number: 10.1016/S0141-3910(96)00070-5

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