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Title: Developments in the flame retardant teratment of cotton/polyester blends
Authors: Black, WA
Maasdorp, APB
Keywords: Cotton flame
Polyester
Cotton blends
Polyester blends
Issue Date: Jun-1984
Series/Report no.: Wol
65
Abstract: Since ancient times, man has attempted to reduce the flammability of combustible materials. For example, the Egyptians soaked wood in a solution of alum in an attempt to reduce its flammability, while the Romans dipped the material of their house and war vessels into bath of vinegar and clay. Louis XVII was also interested in the development of an effective flame retardant finish. Significant progress in the field of flame retardant of textiles was first observed during the Second World War, which saw an increasing in the commercial use of durable flame retardants. Factors affecting the flammability of a textile fabric are the chemical composition, degree of polymerization of its constituent fibres and to a lesser extent weight per unit area, construction and surface smoothness.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4732
ISBN: 0 7988 2907 9
Appears in Collections:South African wool and textile research institute of the CSIR
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