Combustion processes of textile fibres

Price, Dennis and Horrocks, Richard ORCID: 0000-0003-1431-058X (2013) Combustion processes of textile fibres. In: Kilinc, F Selcen, (ed.) Handbook of Fire Resistant Textiles. Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, pp. 1-25. ISBN 9780857091239

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This chapter reviews the current knowledge of the processes involved in the combustion behaviour of textiles and approaches to their flame retardant protection. Synthetic fibre-forming polymers, both thermoplastic and high temperature resistant, as well as naturally occurring fibre types are discussed. The combustion process is described with reference to the thermal stability, degradation and oxidative degradation various individual polymer types. The significance of textile structure is considered with respect to the textile flammability. The mechanisms of the different flame retardant systems applied to various textiles are discussed as well as the more recent application of nano-composites. Finally, a prediction of potential future developments is presented.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Textiles, natural fibres, synthetic fibres, thermoplastic, high temperature resistant polymers, combustion, thermal stability, oxidative degradation, flame retardants, mechanisms, fibre structure, nano-composites
Divisions: School of Engineering > Engineering
University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Materials Research and Innovation
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2019 15:43
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2019 15:43

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